MARK ROBINS will today assess a quartet of injured players as he starts preparations for Town’s Championship survival mission at Wolves on Saturday.
Defenders Anthony Gerrard (calf) and Jack Hunt (hamstring) and winger Danny Ward (groin) all missed the 2-2 home draw with relegation rivals Peterborough.Related content
Meanwhile midfielder Keith Southern is edging ever closer to a return from the Achilles tendon injury which has kept him out for the last 16 matches.
Boss Robins, whose side are back out of the drop zone, will tomorrow keep tabs on Barnsley, who go to leaders Cardiff, and Sheffield Wednesday, who are at Millwall.
But his immediate priority is on the progress of the missing men and today’s Under 21 match at Wigan (2.00).
“We lost Danny Ward close to the end of training on Friday and he’s the biggest concern, because it’s all down to how long the natural healing process takes,” explained Robins.
“Like Jack Hunt, Anthony Gerrard picked up his injury during the game at Bolton last Tuesday. He was touch and go for Peterborough, but just missed out.
“We’re hopeful on him, as we are on Jack, because his scan was encouraging, and with any luck, they’ll both be in contention for Wolves.”
With five matches to go, Town are fourth-bottom on 48 points, one above Blackburn, who have a game in hand, and Peterborough, and eight better than Bristol City.
Sixth-bottom Wolves are also on 48 points after they went down 2-0 at Bolton, snapping a run of three successive wins.
“It’s a positive to be out of the bottom three, but now we have to stay out of it – that’s a must,” added Robins, who will have midfielder Adam Clayton back from a two-match ban at Molineux.Related content