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New Bristol Rovers keeper Luke Daniels hit by injury

Luke Daniels
Luke Daniels was injured in the warm-up

Bristol Rovers' pre-season preparations have been hit by an injury to on-loan goalkeeper Luke Daniels.

The 22-year-old suffered a recurrence of a back problem during the warm-up before the friendly against his parent club, West Bromwich Albion.

Daniels, signed from the Baggies on a season-long loan, was forced to miss the match, which Rovers lost 1-0.

Rovers manager Paul Trollope told BBC Radio Bristol: "He's gone back to West Brom to be assessed thoroughly."

Daniels was first affected by a back injury towards the end of last season but showed no signs of discomfort during Rovers' trip to Scotland.

Trollope continued: "It's disappointing because Luke has made a big impact on the squad. I think everyone was looking forward to seeing him on Saturday.

"But these things happen and now we have to make sure that he is assessed quickly. Hopefully we will know more in the next 24 or 48 hours."

Mike Green deputised for Daniels against West Brom, and could stay in goal when Rovers continue their countdown to the new campaign at Cheltenham on Wednesday.



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