Midfield duo doubtful

Last updated : 20 February 2009 By Bladesmadeditor
Lee Hendrie
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Hendrie fought out an impressive performance against Premier League side Hull City in the FA Cup last Saturday, but he had to be substituted midway through the second period due to calf problems. And because of this, the former Villa and Stoke man is doubtful for this weekend's game at Home Park.

Fellow midfield partner Brian Howard has picked up an hamstring injury which he sustained in training. Meanwhile Chris Morgan is sidelined due to a knee injury although the scans have revealed some good news. Darius Henderson will serve the third game of his four match ban whilst long term absentees Gary Speed, Ugo Ehiogu and Derek Geary will not feature for the remainder of the campaign.

Manager Kevin Blackwell said: "It's not been a good week for injuries. Morgs had a scan on Monday and although we are pleased that there is no structural damage to the knee, we need to get the swelling down. Hendrie has a problem with a calf, he has not trained, and Howard picked up a hamstring problem on Tuesday which is disappointing."

Jamie Ward, Arturo Lupoli and Leigh Bromby are all available for selection again after beign cup-tied for last weeks match with Hull.