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Davis: "Losing Seager Is A Disaster"

19 February 2016

Steve Davis cannot hide his disappointment after losing on-loan striker through injury.

Steve Davis has described the loss of striker Ryan Seager through injury as a ‘disaster’ but it will open up the door for one of his youngsters for the trip to Chesterfield tomorrow.

Callum Saunders, who replaced the injured Seager at Rochdale on Tuesday night could be handed a start at the Proact Stadium but Charlie Kirk and Callum Ainley are also under consideration. The boss could also look to alter the system but he is keeping his team selection close to his chest.

Seager unfortunately suffered his serious knee injury just minutes after scoring his first professional goal to draw us level 2-2 and the Yeovil-born forward has now returned to his parent club Southampton.

Steve told “Everyone is gutted for Ryan. It is a real shame and a disaster for us and for him.

“We bought him in because we knew he would create and take chances. I know he would have scored goals for us and to get his first professional goal would have been a real high for him so for him to be seriously injured just minutes later was extremely disappointing.

“We were on top in the game at the time and the momentum was really with us and if he had remained on then I am sure we would have move chances to have won the game.

“When he collapsed on the pitch and then from his reaction we knew it was a serious one. I have spoken to him and he is obviously down because he had got himself up and going with his first goal and then it has ended very quickly.

“He is low but still thanked us for his time with us. I know he really enjoyed it and would have benefitted from the experience.

“Injuries happen in football and they can happen at any time but I know Ryan has the attitude to overcome it and come back stronger. We will keep in contact with him because he was well liked here and he was a great lad to work with. Everyone just wishes him well.”

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