Having revealed that keeper Lukas Jensen had picked up a wrist injury that will need surgery there was much better news for boss Keith Millen this week when winger Brennan Dickenson returned to full training, having recovered from a nasty dead leg he picked up during the first half of the Northampton away game.
“He’s trained, he’s built his training up this week, and joined in today [Thursday], so he’s fit and available,” he said. “That’s good because, again, it adds to the competition for places.
“We had an update on Lukas, he’s been in today. He popped his head in the office to say hello.
“He’s having surgery next week, and they’re confident it will heal the wrist and he should come back fitter and stronger. They’re not sure of the time, probably six to eight weeks.
“Hopefully it’s all clean and clear, the surgery, and we keep in touch and see how he recovers.”
“As I said the other night, it means we have to look after Mark [Howard],” he added. “With the way rules are on emergency loans we have Gabe Breeze and Scott Simons as back up, but we haven’t got any choice!
“The two young lads are both very good keepers and have great futures ahead of them. The fact they’re involved around the first team is great. They train with us every day.
“At the moment Scott is on the bench as back-up; that’s good experience. Someone’s misfortune is their chance to push themselves nearer to the first team.”