Hulse near return, Ashton getting better and Jacks not that bad...

Last updated : 03 January 2003 By Site Staff
Dario spoke about the recent injury crisis and although the three main strikers, Deano, Hulse and Jack, will not travel to Bournemouth tomorrow things will be better for the next league game.

Dario said he reckons Hulse will win the race to be fit intime for our next league game at Colchester a week tommorrow... "Rob is the more advanced of the three strikers and we are hopeful he will be fit for next weekend. We don't want to take any risks with him as this groin injury has been troubling him for a while"

Meanwhile Rodney Jack, who got stretchered off on Saturday, will be out for around 6 weeks. Thats along time but not as much as Dario thought... "It appeared he trob on the ball trying to turn and down under his own body weight. It is ligament damage but not as bad as we first feared"

Dario then said Jack will go into to a specialist for a scan to see how long he will be out for.
Meanwhile Dean Ashton is still two weeks away from recovery from his hamstring injury and Dario confirmed that Steve Jones and John Miles will be the front men tomorrow.