Injured Imps On The Mend
Lincoln’s injury list will shorten just in time for the Middlesbrough, Boston United and Scunthorpe United home games.
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Todd Jordan will not make those games, but the naturally fit quick healer, is now just a fortnight away from full training. Miller, Brown, and Gray (thigh tweaks), all trained yesterday, suggesting they could even play some part in Wednesday’s game against Sunderland. Boyce and Fofana also trained (thigh & groin respectively), so stiffness and reactions apart, the duo could ensure the Imps can shape sufficiently to allow Power to play in his advanced scheming role. Fairhurst is getting stronger too.
Questions and rumours had suggested that the desire had led to a competitive squad overstretching themselves. With most of the injuries revealed in the opening 2-3 days it was more a case of the players wanting to return in peak condition, but sustaining little self-inflicted tweaks in the process. It did not do Alan Power and the ex-Stockport lads, the captain in particular looks as if he has been on a chicken diet akin to the ones Stallone did prior to the Rocky films.
This would seem to have taken the pressure off the need to sign players, although one hopes that the centre-back and striker are not too far away now. Foster certainly looks the part and is still here, which must be regarded as a good sign. As to the striker everyone seems to know about, you feel a rabbit may need to be pulled out of the proverbial hat somewhere along the line.