FRANK DEMOUGE twisted his knee in training on Tuesday, and after a scan it appears he will require an operation on his knee. He is going to see a surgeon next week. We do not have any time frames until I speak to the surgeon.
JOSH McQUOID has an MRI scan on his foot this evening. He took a kick to his right heel in the first couple of minutes at Basingstoke. He carried on for the rest of the half, but afterwards was unable to put weight on his heel. He has been on crutches and in a boot for protection. Hopefully it is just soft tissue bruising or bone bruising, but we are having the MRI scan to confirm this.
STEVE FLETCHER got a knee in to the top of his hamstring at Havant & Waterlooville and suffered a dead leg. This means he will be unavailable for the weekend and we will gauge how he is after that. It could be a week to ten days, but it is nothing too serious.
During the warm up at Havant, STEVE COOK’S back went in to spasm, so we took him out of the team as a precaution. We will assess him closely over the next couple of days, but will probably miss the Reading game, but will have an eye on returning for the Cardiff match next Tuesday.
MARK MOLESLEY has been feeling his groin for the past week, so we thought it would be best to ease off him as he has done a lot of sessions this pre-season, but he should be back in to training next week.
DONAL McDERMOTT felt his left gluteus in training during shooting practice. It has settled down quickly and he should be back in training tomorrow and will probably be looking to play next against Cardiff.