Boss disappointed by injury to young winger
The club are hopeful that his jaw will not need pinning meaning a shorter recovery time. Steve Davis could not hide his disappointment for young Ryan Colclough after he was ruled out for between 5-6 weeks with a fractured jaw. Colclough was on the receiving end of a hefty aerial challenge with MK Dons’ midfielder Darren Potter and although Davis says it was not intentional, leading with his arm was dangerous.
Davis told the club’s official web-site: "Ryan took a nasty knock and played on but afterwards was in a lot of pain so went to hospital and found he has fractured his jaw. It isn’t displaced and the consultant will have a look to see if it needs pinning but the signs are good, we are looking at 5-6 weeks.
“It is unfortunate for him because he was pushing himself into the squad and getting on the pitch but these things happen in football. He will recover but it is the mental scars it might leave when he goes for a challenge like that again.
“I don’t think it was an intentional challenge but the lad certainly led with his arm and when you do that the likelihood is you are going to hurt someone it was right in front of the referee, who was about six feet away, and he didn’t even give a free kick, which was disappointing. I'm not saying it was a sending off but he should have had some punishment.
He added: “I've been thinking about giving him a pro contract early, but I have to talk to the chairman about that.”