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Woolfenden Out for Six Weeks
Thursday, 9th Aug 2018 16:23

Central defender Luke Woolfenden is facing six weeks on the sidelines having suffered a knee injury during Saturday's opening game against Blackburn at Portman Road.

“Luke went for a scan, with knees you’re always thinking the worst but he could be out for six weeks, so we’re realistically back to the position we were in with two recognised centre-backs,” manager Paul Hurst said at his press conference.

“I know I didn’t start Luke last week and we have got one or two ways around it but it’s not ideal and I would certainly prefer a more specialist person to create competition with Luke and Toto.”

Aside from that Hurst says he has no new injury problems ahead of Saturday’s trip to his former club Rotherham.

“Only the ones that we had already,” he added. “I think fingers crossed we’re in a good place.

“We’re trying to keep the medical department as free as possible and let them have a bit of time off, they’ve been stretched in recent times, so hopefully we can make life a bit easier for them.

Tom Adeyemi (achilles) remains the only long-term absentee not back in match action with Emyr Huws, Teddy Bishop and Danny Rowe all featuring in Tuesday’s U23s friendly with Cambridge.

Hurst is at pains not to rush any of them back after their long spells out and currently has no firm timescale for their returns to the first team.

“I think day to day because certainly in Emyr’s case and in Teddy’s they’ve spend a helluva long time out,” he said.

“What I would say is the three lads have all trained this morning, have completed the session no problem on the back of the game on Tuesday, so they’re in a good place and fingers crossed, that can continue.

“I think they’re due a little bit of luck those lads and the other day I think all three of them showed some signs of what they could bring to this squad and to the team.

“Positive signs, but I don’t want to get fans’ hopes up too much or be pencilling them in thinking, ‘Yeah, they’re going to be involved very quickly’. But each day they’re back out on that training pitch is a step in the right direction.”

Posted by TWTD on Thursday, 9 August 2018

Following the Championship game at Rotherham on Saturday, the Blues travel to Exeter for their Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday before facing Aston Villa at home the following weekend. Will he look to rotate his squad during those matches?

“Not particularly but we’ll see,” he considered. “It’s hard, you can always look and plan ahead, whether it’s an injury or a result or whatever it is and that can maybe sway your thinking again.

“I’m not going to make plans set in stone certainly in terms of, ‘That’s going to be the team on Saturday, we’ll change massively for Tuesday and the following games’. One game at a time really, a boring cliché but that’s what we’ll be doing.”

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RobTheMonk added 16:27 - Aug 9
Absolute warrior for carrying on.
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Ipswichbusiness added 16:28 - Aug 9
Just when things seemed to be going so well both for Luke and the Club ...
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Sixto6 added 16:30 - Aug 9
We need another CB !
#5 still available....... something must be in the pipeline?
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BigAlsMate added 16:31 - Aug 9
Good job we've got Tilt to cover for Wolfy .... oh, wait a minute!
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Swn98 added 16:36 - Aug 9
Oh well the new fitness regime have not managed to eradicate injuries then, had to laugh when people suggested that this could be the case.
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iaintaylorx added 16:39 - Aug 9
B*llocks!!
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dirtydingusmagee added 17:31 - Aug 9
Swn98, gleefully jumping on any bad news ,as expected. t##t didn't take him long to get back in the groove.
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jas0999 added 17:36 - Aug 9
Shame for the young man. Thought he did well on Saturday.

Essential we sign a CB and soon. Loan now looks the likely option, but hopefully with intent to buy in January.
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Monkey_Blue added 17:36 - Aug 9
We do have, Spence, Chalobah, Knudsen and Donacien as cover. I’d prefer we sign someone who we see as better than we have than just someone as “cover”. If you are cover for a CB the anti MM crowd have slagged off constantly and a player who hasnt played at this level before I think spence, Chalobah, Donacien and Knudsen will be better than who we might scramble around for.
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Monkey_Blue added 17:36 - Aug 9
We do have, Spence, Chalobah, Knudsen and Donacien as cover. I’d prefer we sign someone who we see as better than we have than just someone as “cover”. If you are cover for a CB the anti MM crowd have slagged off constantly and a player who hasnt played at this level before I think spence, Chalobah, Donacien and Knudsen will be better than who we might scramble around for.
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frantblue added 18:14 - Aug 9
Poor lad played well Saturday and looked solid against an experienced professional in Danny Graham would have thought he could have cemented the spot in the team if he carried on like that in the coming weeks especially in the wake of us not signing the extra cb we need
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Swn98 added 20:22 - Aug 9
No Dirty i love the club i've supported since 1975 i just comment on the stupid comments posted by some on TWTD news site.
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Northstandveteran added 21:26 - Aug 9
Oh swn....
This site really wouldn't be the same without you 😂😂😂
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Swn98 added 21:35 - Aug 9
Thanks NSV i've ignited another debate over on the forum i normally get good replies over there unfortunately i think ive ruffled some feathers.
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Pezzer added 23:47 - Aug 9
Regards the fitness/injury comments, surely it will take more than a few weeks to make any long term improvements to overall squad fitness and injury kevels. Even then it wiukd be impossible to eradicate injuries.
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Pezzer added 23:47 - Aug 9
Levels even!
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