Luke O’Nien and Jermain Defoe are set to be in the squad to face Fleetwood and Alex Pritchard’s injury isn’t as serious as initially feared…
“Immediately, Alex will not be available for the short term. We will get more news on the scan this evening and I don’t think it’s as bad as first feared because the swelling isn’t as bad as we expected, so hopefully that’s a good sign.
“Luke was in the [travelling] squad for the last game, but he hadn’t done much so naturally he is one step closer, and JD, who obviously missed out [on Saturday] with a niggle, has the potential to be involved.”
“It has been a slow burner [with Danny Batth] He’s tried to come back on two separate occasions and on both we have probably made the situation a little bit worse – hence the reason why he’s been out for this length of time – but it’s not anything severe and hopefully over the next week it should start to clear up and we can hopefully get him going.”