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Bowen confirms skipper back in contention this weekend

Manager provides injury update ahead of Luton

8 November 2019

You just can’t keep a good man down.

Royals captain Liam Moore had to be withdrawn last weekend against Millwall – he was in the thick of the action, and was left with a battle-scar in the form of a shoulder injury after a couple of heavy collisions.

But as ever he’s ready and willing to go again for the Royal cause – boss Mark Bowen confirmed that his captain will be in the running for a start this weekend against Luton Town.

“Liam has done really well,” said Bowen. “He had a couple of quiet days where we shut him down to make sure he was okay with his shoulder, but he trained on Thursday morning and had a good session.

“His mentality is strong and he is looking forward to the weekend. So he is back in the frame and ready to get going on Saturday.”

He also confirmed that his goalkeeper is in good shape after a small concern last time out, and provided updates on some of the longer-term injuries.

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“Rafael felt his calf after Saturday, but he had a scan earlier in the week and it was fine – no reaction,” Bowen continued.

“Lucas Boyé and Charlie Adam are an ongoing process. They are working with the rehabilitation guys and they are doing a lot of work.

“Lucas João will be on the grass next week where he’ll be able to get running again. For the last three or four weeks, he has just been in the gym and doing that kind of work.

“So the international break is one we will all be looking forward to – if we can get Saturday’s game processed and done well.”

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