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MANAGER: We'll see how they both are

Paul Simpson on Ryan Edmondson and Morgan Feeney

10 August 2022

Club News

MANAGER: We'll see how they both are

Paul Simpson on Ryan Edmondson and Morgan Feeney

10 August 2022

To say that we’ve been unlucky with injuries through this early part of the season would be, we think you’ll agree, something of an understatement, so it was with real trepidation that we waited to speak to manager Paul Simpson about Morgan Feeney and Ryan Edmondson after the Shrewsbury game on Tuesday night.

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“I’m delighted for Edmo because it’s great for strikers to get off the mark, and it was a really good finish from a well-worked move,” he said. “Getting his goal will do him the world of good.

“He’s had to come off because he’s had another bang on the hip, so I wasn’t prepared to take the risk. He looked like he was struggling. We’ll see how he is, we’ll everybody dusted down and see how we are for the weekend.

“I’d spoken to him about 10 minutes before I took him off because he’d been hobbling around a fair bit. We’re not in a position where we can take risks.

“If it was the last game of the season fine, but what I don’t want to do is make it a prolonged injury just because we’ve been getting carried away in thinking he can stay out there.”

“He’s been struggling with his hip over the whole of the season and part of pre-season, he keeps struggling for a day or two then he gets ready to go again,” he added. “We’re probably going to have to get him scanned and try and find out what the issue is, because it’s something we need to get nipped in the bud if we possibly can.

“It’s just unfortunate, and we want to stay on top of it. I want to keep everyone fit for as long as we possibly can. We’ll see how he is tomorrow, see what the scan says whenever we get that done, and hopefully it’s nothing too serious.”

On Morgan Feeney, who has been wearing a protective boot since Saturday’s away trip to Colchester, he explained: “It is correct that he was at A&E with a boot on his foot, but I can’t tell you much more than that at the moment.

“He’s still got the boot on, and he’s been for a scan. It was an ultrasound and a CT scan, I think it was.

“The results aren’t really conclusive, so we’re going to send him to see a specialist on Thursday, because they’re not really sure what it is. We’re hoping it isn’t too bad, but there is a chance that it might be.”

On how it happened, he told us: “We can’t actually see anything from the game at the weekend. He chased a ball into the channel with Freddie Sears, and checked quickly and felt a sharp pain in his heel.

“He was struggling through the game. I said to him, if you’re struggling I need you to tell me – he said no, I’m going to carry on, I want to see the game through.

“We’re going to send him to see an orthopaedic surgeon on Wednesday or Thursday. I can’t really speculate on how bad it is, we’ll wait for an expert opinion. Then we’ll have a better idea of where we are.”

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