POST MK INJURY NEWS



Lee Johnson has given an injury update following the draw at MK Dons. Tom Flanagan was named in the starting line-up, but was forced to withdraw and was replaced by Jordan Willis. "He just picked up an injury in the warmup." Johnson said. "He just felt his calf, it didn't ping or anything like that, it was just tightness. It was a bit of a Catch-22 anyway in terms of who was going to play centre half, because it was a boggy pitch. We know Bailey [Wright] would come back in because he was fresh, and the other centre-half decision was close. With the Shrewsbury game on Tuesday we felt we needed a different attribute [here]."


Carl Winchester didn’t travel after picking up a minor injury in training on Friday. "He just picked up a slight tweak to his groin during finishing training," Johnson said. “He just felt it and we think he'll be out for around a week to ten days. It's the same with Callum McFadzean, they're not long-term ones."

The gaffer also commented on Jake Vokins’ debut. "I thought first 15-20 minutes, he [Vokins] was sparring and not fighting," Johnson said. "He could have got closer [to the opposition] and then I thought after that he was good. He was good on the ball, there were some nice deliveries and he was energetic. Towards the end you could see some fatigue, he's on debut, it's a heavy pitch away from home, and I thought Dion came on and did well. I think you're going to find this all over the country now, players sort of hanging in [due to the demands of the fixture schedule]. Sometimes it will create entertainment like it did today, sometimes it will be create scrappy matches. I thought the subs came on and did well, gave us some impetus and we were unlucky at the end not to win the game. As we've said before, we need to win games in very different ways as we go into the second half of the season."