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Injured Quartet Could Feature At Charlton

Hawkins, Thompson, Clarke and Curtis available for selection

7 March 2019

Pompey fans were left wondering if last week’s rout of Bradford had come at a cost.

Four of their players came off injured during the second half of a thumping 5-1 triumph at Fratton Park.

Oli Hawkins, Ronan Curtis, Nathan Thompson and Matt Clarke were all withdrawn, with the latter two suffering a sickening clash of heads that required hospital treatment.

But the quartet have all recovered and are in line to feature in Saturday’s clash at promotion rivals Charlton.

Head physio Bobby Bacic said: “Ronan just had a bit of a knock, while there was a lot of bleeding with Oli, but that’s all sorted and both have trained.

“There was a fragment of Nathan’s tooth in Matt’s head and he had to have both internal and external stitches.

“Nathan saw a specialist and we’d like to thank QA Hospital because we received an excellent service down there.

"There was a fragment of Nathan’s tooth in Matt’s head and he had to have both internal and external stitches."

Bobby Bacic

“The boys were great. They were there for a long time and didn’t cause a fuss – they were happy to sign autographs and pose for photographs.”

Pompey could welcome January signing Omar Bogle back to the team following the striker’s recovery from a hamstring problem.

Bacic said: “He has trained and there’s no ill-effects from that, but Bryn Morris tweaked a muscle in the back of his knee while over-stretching, which will be a short-term thing.”


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