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Injury update

9 April 2014

Guthrie goes for scan

Danny Guthrie is set to have a scan on his calf this week after injuring himself in the warm-up at Bournemouth.

The midfielder was named in the starting XI, but had to be replaced only ten or fifteen minutes before kick off, goalscorer Hal Robson-Kanu taking his place.

Danny Williams was already ruled out with a recurrence of his knee injury, adding to the sidelined midfield options of Hope Akpan, Jem Karacan and Michael Hector. In addition, Garath McCleary is also nursing an injury at the moment.

Adkins said, "Danny Guthrie pulled out ten or fifteen minutes before the game, there was no suggestion of it beforehand. All being well he'll have a scan tomorrow.

"He had a similar injury earlier in the season and was out for a while. Whether the pitch at Charlton had something to do with it, I don't know, the previous time was after a heavy pitch at Brighton, but again I don't know.

"The scan will determine the grade of the injury, hopefully it's not a strain, it could take 21 days to clear up, and the domestic season finishes on the 3rd of May so any injury now is running it close.

"It's another challenge to meet head on.

"Danny Williams we ruled out at 1:30pm because of fluid on his knee, which was a shame.

"Hope Akpan and Michael Hector were not fit, so we'll just have to keep spinning the plates. Every team has injuries and it's not an excuse.

"On the positive side, Wayne Bridge played an hour which is great for the remaining games. And Mikele Leigertwood was back after a year out, we were better second half and he just sat there in midfield with his experience. I've talked before about what a great pro he is and to come on after only 45 minutes for the under 21s was a real positive."

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