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Boss on injuries

4 November 2013

Adkins on Bridge & co

Nigel Adkins is hoping to have Wayne Bridge back in contention when we play QPR on Saturday, while Danny Williams is due back in training this week after an injury lay-off.

Bridge missed the defeat at Sheff Wed because of a knee problem, and the manager told local press after the game, "Wayne trained on Thursday but he wasn't sufficiently fit to play today. We've got to manage that situation and all being well he'll be fit for Saturday.

"He's missed a couple of games this season and we've got to manage it as best as we can. He's an excellent player for us."

Danny Williams and Royston Drenthe have been sidelined since the middle of September with foot injuries, but Williams in particular is closer to a return to action.

The boss said. "It's been a long time. You have to deal with injuries as a squad, we've not highlighted any injuries we've had, and like I say yes they've been out a while now.

"Danny we're hoping will train on Monday, hopefully he can get a full week under his belt, and we'll see how it progresses with Royston."

Striker Billy Sharp trained on the Hillsborough pitch on Saturday before the game, and is set for another good week's training under his belt before we host QPR on Saturday.

Lastly, the boss said of Danny Guthrie's second half withdrawal, "I took Danny off with the scoreline at 5-1 because I've got one eye on the next game. It's a hard one, I'm thinking make sure he's available because he's on four bookings.

"We tried to be bold, Alfie came on and scored a penalty and we gave Jordan Obita the opportunity to play in the middle and gain experience from that."

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