MCLAUGHLIN IN NEED OF OP



Conor McLaughlin will need an op to sort out his hernia problem and will be missing until late February. "Conor is potentially going to be out now for a while because he needs a hernia operation, and has done for a while," said Johnson. "He can't sprint at the moment as a result. He's another one that has shown top character to put in the performances that he has while in pain. I've had a hernia myself and sometimes it does get a bit too much and you just can't sprint like you used to be able to. Right-back is one of the least concerns for me because of the players we have got who can play there.”


Danny Graham is also struggling with a knee niggle. LJ said: "Danny missed out in the week due to injury. It was a strange one - it came from nowhere. He has a bit of a niggle on the outside of his right knee, and we have a decision to make now over whether to have it scanned or not. Danny didn't feel it was too bad so we didn't think it was worth a scan, but at the same time now we probably need to look into it a bit further."