Varney out for three weeks, loanee coming in?

Last updated : 06 January 2004 By Site Staff
Luke Varney fell awkwardly after a tackle on Saturday. Varney was stretchered off and after the game it was confirmed that he will be out of action for at least 3 weeks. Dario says he may need surgery:

"Luke will not play on Saturday and I think it will be a few weeks before he is back.

"After the game on Saturday I mentioned the possibility of an operation to him, but he didn't seem to think he'd need one."

It leaves us with nine players, possibly, out of Saturdays home game with Wimbledon. Dario has already had his move for Mark Rivers rejected but has another striker in mind:

"I have got a centre forward in mind that I have had in mind all season. He's only a kid but, as I have said before, if he comes here he'll go in the team. That time might be now."