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Steve: "A Blow To Lose Our Captain"

29 September 2015

Steve Davis says it is a blow to lose Harry Davis after only just getting him back from injury.

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site of losing his captain Harry Davis to a knee injury. The experienced centre-half was forced off a minute before the half-time break at Walsall on Saturday and it is feared that he could have suffered a re-occurrence of the injury that ended his season prematurely last season.

Davis had only returned to the starting line-up at the beginning of the month and he had been forming a reliable partnership with summer signing Ben Nugent before the injury struck at the weekend.

It is a blow for the Alex but the manager says that the injury will open the door for others.

Steve told “It is a blow to lose Harry because he is one of our most experienced players. He is the club captain and had been forming a good partnership with Ben (Nugent). We have been more sound defensively in the last two games.

“He has not had a lot of luck with injury and it seems pretty innocuous at the time and we couldn’t see anything when we watched it back on the DVD, so that makes it even more frustrating.

“We are hopeful that it is not as bad as last time and it doesn’t appear as serious but there is still a lot of swelling and soreness around the patella. I’m sure we will know more about the extent when that has subsided and he has seen the consultant again.

    The boss added: “It is a blow to the team because we have only had him with us for September and he is an influential player but his injury will open doors for others and it is up to George (Ray) or Jon (Guthrie) that they are ready to step in and do the job.”

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