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Threlfall could face long lay-off

Graham Turner
Turner has injury concerns ahead of their game with Southend

Hereford's on-loan defender Robbie Threlfall could be out of action until December after sustaining a suspected broken foot in a reserve match.

Bulls boss Graham Turner told BBC Hereford & Worcester it is a major blow for both the player and the club.

"Robbie looks as though he has broken a bone in his foot and he will require surgery," said Turner.

"He's gone straight back to Liverpool and it's doubtful whether he'll be fit again before December."

The reserve outing against a strong Shrewsbury Town side proved costly for United as two other players picked up injuries.

It means three Hereford players are now rated as doubtful for Saturday's League One match at Southend United.

"Moses Ashikodi came off with a foot injury so he's obviously doubtful for the weekend," said Turner.

"How serious that is we don't know until the injury settles down, while Jack McLeod came off with an ankle problem so it's looking unlikely that he will be fit."

With the problems that we have got they will be considered but at this stage it's unlikely that they will be in the starting line-up

Graham Turner

Loan striker Andy Williams picked up an ankle injury during the Bulls' last outing against Swindon Town and Turner said he may not recover in time for the game at Roots Hall.

"He has missed training due to an ankle injury after quite a bad tackle for which the player was booked," added the United boss.

"We're just hoping that he will be fit - there's a chance that he will be but there is a certain amount of doubt."

Meanwhile Karl Broadhurst's recovery from a dislocated shoulder is going well as he came through the game at Shrewsbury with no ill effects, United's latest signing Nick Chadwick also figured in the game.

Both players need matches before they will be seriously considered for League One action and Turner has said he is hoping to arrange another reserve match quickly so they can get more game time.

But the growing injury list at Edgar Street means the pair will come into Turner's thinking for the trip to Southend.

"With the problems that we have got they will be considered but at this stage it's unlikely that they will be in the starting line-up," he said.

There will be full commentary on Hereford's game at Southend United on 94.7 FM as part of Sport on Saturday on BBC Hereford & Worcester.




see also
Striker Chadwick joins Hereford
11 Sep 08 |  Hereford
Randolph accepts being left out
10 Sep 08 |  Hereford


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