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‘Ginge’ update

James Collins has just a small chance of paying in the critical match against Southampton next weekend.

His scan showed there is still an issue with the hamstring problem which has plagued him for most of the season and that it will be a case of waiting and seeing until just before the match.

He had come off during the fund raising game against Dagenham and Redbridge after ‘feeling’ the problem again but there remain hopes that he will make it for the game.

The problem is of course ‘Ginge’s’ age when at 34 his recovery time is lengthened and although there is no serious further damage, to over play in such circumstances would not be the best idea.

It would be a double blow for the manager were he to be ruled out because David Moyes sees him as a real leader figure and has used him as captain on a couple of occasions this term.



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