SWINDON TOWN: McEveley may face month out

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town's Jay McEveley Town's Jay McEveley

JAY McEveley could be out for as long as a month with a knee injury sustained at Bradford.

The Swindon Town full-back was substituted just before half-time at Valley Parade after twisting his knee and in the process aggravating a previous problem.

McEveley has undergone a scan on the troublesome area and now faces around four weeks out of action.

Manager Mark Cooper told the Advertiser: “He tweaked an old injury that he had and we think he could be up to a month. It was an awkward tackle and it fell under him. He’s had a scan and I’ve been told up to a month.

“He’s got a long-standing problem which he’s aggravated. We can shuffle people about there. Byrney (Nathan Byrne) can go there, (Jack) Barthram, so there are plenty of people who can fill in.”

Cooper has been buoyed by the news that Grant Hall’s ankle problem has cleared up and the defender will be fine to face Peterborough next weekend, but there is not such good news about Miles Storey whose hamstring problem is likely to keep him on the sidelines for between two and three weeks.

Dany N’Guessan, meanwhile, has recovered from illness and trained with the squad yesterday.

Cooper is not about to complain about the casualty list at the County Ground despite recent events, telling the Adver: “I hate watching managers moan about injuries. You can’t do anything about it so you just get on with it and do the best you can.”

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8:00am Fri 3 Jan 14

Fernham Red says...

Unfortunate for Jay; fortunate for Jack. Now is his chance to shine.
Unfortunate for Jay; fortunate for Jack. Now is his chance to shine. Fernham Red
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8:14am Fri 3 Jan 14

Fernham Red says...

The other story is we now only have Danny N'Guessan as a recognized striker for the next few games which will limit our striking options. It looks as though we'll need to play 4-5-1 or the Christmas tree (Mason and Luongo tucking in behind Danny). We've played a good few formations already this season, and generally adapted well to them, so it will be interesting to see how Mark and Luke line up the chess pieces.

Also, Is Kayden now a genuine option?
The other story is we now only have Danny N'Guessan as a recognized striker for the next few games which will limit our striking options. It looks as though we'll need to play 4-5-1 or the Christmas tree (Mason and Luongo tucking in behind Danny). We've played a good few formations already this season, and generally adapted well to them, so it will be interesting to see how Mark and Luke line up the chess pieces. Also, Is Kayden now a genuine option? Fernham Red
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9:33am Fri 3 Jan 14

umpcah says...

Fernham Red wrote:
The other story is we now only have Danny N'Guessan as a recognized striker for the next few games which will limit our striking options. It looks as though we'll need to play 4-5-1 or the Christmas tree (Mason and Luongo tucking in behind Danny). We've played a good few formations already this season, and generally adapted well to them, so it will be interesting to see how Mark and Luke line up the chess pieces.

Also, Is Kayden now a genuine option?
Coops enthuses about Branco and Storey but there is very seldom a mention of any other fringe players. My guess is that unlike Gladwin Jayden is far from ready for first team action.
[quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: The other story is we now only have Danny N'Guessan as a recognized striker for the next few games which will limit our striking options. It looks as though we'll need to play 4-5-1 or the Christmas tree (Mason and Luongo tucking in behind Danny). We've played a good few formations already this season, and generally adapted well to them, so it will be interesting to see how Mark and Luke line up the chess pieces. Also, Is Kayden now a genuine option?[/p][/quote]Coops enthuses about Branco and Storey but there is very seldom a mention of any other fringe players. My guess is that unlike Gladwin Jayden is far from ready for first team action. umpcah
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9:45am Fri 3 Jan 14

Bassett Hound says...

umpcah wrote:
Fernham Red wrote:
The other story is we now only have Danny N'Guessan as a recognized striker for the next few games which will limit our striking options. It looks as though we'll need to play 4-5-1 or the Christmas tree (Mason and Luongo tucking in behind Danny). We've played a good few formations already this season, and generally adapted well to them, so it will be interesting to see how Mark and Luke line up the chess pieces.

Also, Is Kayden now a genuine option?
Coops enthuses about Branco and Storey but there is very seldom a mention of any other fringe players. My guess is that unlike Gladwin Jayden is far from ready for first team action.
Conner Waldron is a better bet . 7 goals in 10 games for Gloucester City
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fernham Red[/bold] wrote: The other story is we now only have Danny N'Guessan as a recognized striker for the next few games which will limit our striking options. It looks as though we'll need to play 4-5-1 or the Christmas tree (Mason and Luongo tucking in behind Danny). We've played a good few formations already this season, and generally adapted well to them, so it will be interesting to see how Mark and Luke line up the chess pieces. Also, Is Kayden now a genuine option?[/p][/quote]Coops enthuses about Branco and Storey but there is very seldom a mention of any other fringe players. My guess is that unlike Gladwin Jayden is far from ready for first team action.[/p][/quote]Conner Waldron is a better bet . 7 goals in 10 games for Gloucester City Bassett Hound
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10:23am Fri 3 Jan 14

mandrossian says...

This us interesting - as at 2.40pm yesterday Jay tweeted:

"@jaymcev03: “@jupixtraining: @jaymcev03 how's the injury?” Good thanks mate wudnt have made today's game but hopefully back for next one!"
This us interesting - as at 2.40pm yesterday Jay tweeted: "@jaymcev03: “@jupixtraining: @jaymcev03 how's the injury?” Good thanks mate wudnt have made today's game but hopefully back for next one!" mandrossian
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10:55am Fri 3 Jan 14

uruguay whitey the red says...

obviously we have to get a decent centre-half and centre forward very quickly,but what of paul benson(if we are desperate?).also whats happened to the kids that kmac n coops chucked into the end of last seasons finale up front??
obviously we have to get a decent centre-half and centre forward very quickly,but what of paul benson(if we are desperate?).also whats happened to the kids that kmac n coops chucked into the end of last seasons finale up front?? uruguay whitey the red
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