Carroll and Cresswell get thumbs up


cressieAndy Carroll and Aaron Cresswell will join the Irons squad on their warm weather training stint in Dubai despite carrying minor injury issues.

Carroll missed the match against West Brom with the well publicised groin niggle whilst Cresswell left the action at half time with a dead leg.

With all the medical staff travelling to Dubai both player will take whatever treatment they may need for the injuries whilst they are at their training centre.

A restricted party will make the trip with no media staff or others involved in the midwinter trip to the sun which the manager hopes will set the players up for a fine climax to the season.

We were told this evening (Sun): “The decision not to play Andy was purely precautionary and the same was truwe when withdrawing Aaron.but there is no reason why they can’t fly and both should be fine for the game against Watford.

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  • Hammer64 says:

    ‘Should both be fine for Watford’. Those words send a chill through my heart….Ah well, maybe..

  • John says:

    All things being equal you’ve got to say we are going to have a very strong starting XI and bench for Watford.

  • Hammer64 says:

    Blimey! Just looked on physio We were top of the League with 10 injuries yesterday. Now only FOUR. The medical department must have been working overtime. Don’t even list Carroll &Cresswell. Just hope none of them get sunstroke in Dubai..

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    That Physio Room site is pretty hit & miss much of the time.I reckon Slav just told them all to get themselves off the treatment table or he was going to bash them like a microphone.That would have worked 😁

  • Slim Jim says:

    They will come back fighting fit once they have been to Dubai and spent a few days checking out the camel toes lol

  • Slim Jim says:

    Off topic but i have been laughing today reading that Harry Champion annoying the golden girls on the sister blog.If ever someone was heading for a groovy gang black ball it is him lol

  • John says:

    Lmao Jim. He’s running rings around them too. He’s sharp as a new pin. They hate being challenged don’t they? They live their life thro Whtid and it’s like the bad unruly neighbours kid coming into their house and sitting at their dinner table. Lmao he will be banned soon mark my words. Shame really as he is quality. Usuallyhammered is good too. Another straight talker.

  • Slim Jim says:

    I really shouldnt be so petty and laugh about it but it is amusing to watch the band of brothers get a run for their money instead of all sitting on there back slapping lol

    • FrankieMac says:

      Some of them are like a bunch of wind up toys
      We need a centreforward
      We need a rightback
      Signings were quantity over quality
      The board should go

      Repeat 100 times a week & you are a whtid regular user.Its enough to put you in a coma.

  • Stan The Man says:

    I hate having two weeks without a match but it hasnt come at a bad time all things considered.The players can rest any knocks and then put in a final charge in the last few months.

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