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Fabien Brandy to miss up to four weeks at Gillingham

Striker Febian Brandy
Brandy will receive treatment back at Old Trafford

On-loan Gillingham striker Febian Brandy has returned to parent club Manchester United for treatment on a thigh injury.

The 20-year-old sustained the problem after coming on as a substitute in last week's 3-1 defeat at Leyton Orient.

Gills boss Mark Stimson said: "He's a very important player and we're hoping he'll be back in two to four weeks.

"He's a Manchester boy who lives around the corner from the training ground so it makes sense he has treatment there."

Gills players were asked to make their own way to the game rather than the squad travelling together on a team coach.

And traffic problems around Brisbane Road meant that Stimson had to start with the first 11 players that arrived.

Stimpson believes Brandy's injury was caused by him not having time to prepare for playing duty properly.

"Much has been made of health and safety issues at the game which must apply to the players as well because Febian didn't have enough time to warm up properly," he added.

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