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Murph In Race Against Time?

26 March 2013

Captain faces anxious wait ahead of Wembley Final

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that there is a slight doubt that his captain, Luke Murphy may not be fit for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Murphy misses the trip to Crawley and is rated as a doubt for our Easter programme, after aggravating a groin injury in the club’s 2-1 win over MK Dons.

Murphy overstretched in a tackle during our win at Gresty Road and was unable to continue in the second. He was replaced by young Oliver Turton, who is now competing for a starting role this evening along with Chuks Aneke and fit-again Michael West.

Murphy will visit a specialist on Wednesday and everyone will be keeping their fingers crossed that one of our most influential players will get the green light to resume training again in the build up for Wembley.

Steve told “We are not totally sure that Murph will be fit for the final. He had had a scan on his groin and will see a consultant on Wednesday.

“Of course, he had a hernia a while ago and it is in the same area again. He is in a bit of discomfort but hopefully it will settle down with some rest and the right treatment. We will get a better idea after he has the appointment on Wednesday. I don’t know if we play over Easter and we’ll just have to hope for the best.

“I’m optimistic he will be fit and I know Luke is desperate to lead the team out at Wembley as captain of the club.”


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