Date: 26th March 2015 at 9:23pm
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Manager Lee Johnson has ruled out goalkeeper Adam Davies, but explained that Ben Pearson and Josh Scowen are close to a return to action.

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Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game this weekend, the gaffer explained that Davies would be out for several weeks with a groin tear, and that was the reason for loaning in Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith, but things looked better for our other injured duo.

Starting with Davies, he explained.

‘It’s one of those where he could have probably played. If it was a Cup Final – the last game of the season – we would have probably taped him up and sent him out there. But he has got a tear. It could just be one kick and it turns a minor one into a major one. He’s done great and probably surprised people, inside and outside the club, with how well he’s done. Now he’s got that confidence. But if he’s playing with the risk of a serious injury, I’m not sure that would have been the correct duty of care from ourselves.’

Moving onto Pearson, he went on to explain that he was now back after his illness and he was fine.

‘He trained well today. He looked bright and sharp. He’d had a lot of games for a young lad. It will have done the muscles in his body some good with a little rest.’

Adding about Scowen.

‘We’re hoping Josh is alright. We’re going tentatively on him. A scan showed he had a slight knick in his hamstring. It’s just a case of seeing how he feels, really. We’ll take guidance from the player and see how he is.’

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