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Injury Update: Ferdinand setback

3 December 2014

Defender to miss Trotters clash

Nigel Adkins has confirmed that Anton Ferdinand will not be available for Saturday's game with Bolton after aggravating an injury to his calf muscle.

The central defender did feature late on in last weekend's victory over Norwich, but the manager admitted that he has had further trouble in the run up to the clash with the Trotters.

"Ferdinand is not fit. He’s not going to figure, he’s got an issue with his calf that was picked up on Saturday," said Adkins.

"There’s something not quite right with his calf quite clearly. But we have Pearcey coming back into the squad - he would have come back in regardless."

The boss also gave an update on the other first team stars progressing in their rehabilitation.

"Danny Guthrie is up at St George’s Park for a couple of days, the home of English football, hopefully when he comes back he can step up and become a bit closer to joining the first team in training. He’s not going to be available for the weekend. Neither is Jamie Mackie who is recovering from a hamstring. Pavel missed one game feeling his knee, he recovered but went for a run on his own on the Saturday and felt something in his calf. It's a shame, that was just his desire to be out there back fit - so he won't be available. Obviously Hope has had his operation and will be out for potentially three months, whilst Jem is back out on the grass again which is good."

In more welcome news, Nick Blackman and Simon Cox have avoided suspension after the first disciplinary cut off point of the campaign came and went. Both were on four bookings prior to the trip to Carrow Road - with any player collecting five bookings before Sunday 30th November picking up a one game suspension. The deadline has now been extended, with those picking up ten cautions before 12th April 2015 receiving an automatic two match ban.

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