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Injury Update: Sheffield Wednesday (H)

Team news for League One contest

6 December 2021

A sickness bug interrupted Pompey’s plans for Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Harrogate Town.

And after their second round exit at Fratton Park, Danny Cowley hopes to have a couple of key players available again.

George Hirst and Joe Morrell could both make their return to the side when Sheffield Wednesday visit the south coast for a midweek League One contest.

But Cowley revealed that Louis Thompson is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a muscle strain in training.

The Blues boss said: “It’s been a challenge and does seem to be one thing after another at the moment.

"The bug has affected a number of the group at different levels, with some of them having their schedule disrupted."

Danny Cowley

“We’ve had a lot of players unavailable through injury and illness, although I’d rather put my focus into those who are available.

“Joe and George have been back in training on Monday – we’ll have to see whether they’re fit enough to start or be used from the bench.

“The bug has affected a number of the group at different levels, with some of them having their schedule disrupted.

“Louis has strained a muscle at the bottom of the abdominals. We’ll have to wait and see with him, but anticipate he’ll be out for around three-four weeks.

“It’s unfortunate because we had a good run with him. He’s a determined boy, though, and has come through disappointments before, so knows what he needs to do.

“He’s a great professional who works incredibly hard and nobody will be more frustrated than him at the moment.”


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