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Double Blow As Experienced Strikers Ruled Out

23 January 2018

David Artell has revealed that club captain Chris Dagnall and leading scorer Chris Porter are expected to be ruled out with injury for a number of weeks.

Dagnall will have swelling removed from around his knee later today and he is expected to be out for at least a month.

Porter suffered a recurrence of his ankle injury against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday and had to be withdrawn before half-time for Jordan Bowery. Porter is set to undergo an operation to clean out areas of his ankle.

Artell told the club’s official website: “Chris will have some swelling drained from his knee later today. He is expected to be out for three to five weeks.

“Chris has suffered a recurrence of his ankle injury. He has been struggling with it for a couple of weeks and we thought an injection would help but there is some discomfort there.

“It is bone-on-bone and he will have an operation to clean his ankle out. We are expecting him to be out for around six weeks.”

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