Lee Johnson has updated fans on the injury situation at the club ahead of this year’s Easter schedule which sees the Lads host Oxford United before travelling to London Road on Easter Monday to take on Peterborough.
JONES AND HUME
“Jordan Jones is in a good place. He’s had three or four days training now, and feels good and looks sharp. He naturally will come back into the squad. Denver Hume is not a million miles away now. There’s probably a decision to make over the next two games whether we reintroduce him. I’ll have a good chat with him, sometimes that positionally as well."
WRIGHT AND FLANAGAN
“I expect both Bailey Wright and Tom Flanagan to be back before the end of the season, for sure. If all goes to plan, Bailey is probably one week away from training with the players. We’ll look to get him in training with the boys next Friday, and at that point, we’ll have to assess what sort of minutes he needs. We’ll have to look at the game schedule with the Under-23s, and we may even arrange a game again so we can control the minutes within that. Flanno is a difficult one at the moment. He’s had two separate opinions on a foot injury and they’re both very different, which is very unusual with the specialists being top specialists. We need to know whether we’re going to have a third opinion on that. In the meantime, he’s nursing the hamstring, which is going very well. He was out running today, although that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s near a comeback. With Flanno, it’s a case of sorting out the foot issue, or deciding to play through the pain and sort out the foot issue in the summer, while nursing the hamstring and making sure that he comes back sharper than he did the last time.”