Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

The Good News on Thommo

The Good News on Thommo

Steven Thompson was stretchered off after just 8 minutes into the match against Nottingham Forest on Saturday following a hard challenge from Forest defender Wes Morgan.

He had damaged his ankle ligament but needed a scan to evaluate the extent of the injury.

The scan results show that the ankle injury is not as bad as first feared which is a great boost to Owen Coyle and the team with the Clarets preparing to secure a play-offs place over the next few weeks.

The gaffer is now confident that Thompson will be back in action sooner than anticipated.

Coyle told the Official Site:

'Steven's scans came back ok, there is no break, but there is some ankle ligament damage. We don't think it's that bad, but we'll have to wait and see how it settles over the week.He will definitely miss the next two games.'

Thompson will therefore miss the match against Ipswich at Portman Road tomorrow night (Tuesday 17th March) and the Saturday game away to Plymouth. There will then be a welcome break for the International games and by then Thommo could have recovered enough to play in the match against Derby at Pride Park on Saturday April 4th.

We will miss Thompson in the next two games but this should be a good opportunity for Jay Rodriguez to maybe make a couple of starts up front with Martin Paterson and press home his challenge for an automatic starting eleven place. Rodriguez did well after coming on to replace Thommo against Forest scoring a stunning goal that could be a candidate for goal of the season.



For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday March 16 2009
Time: 10:48AM

Comments

0
Phew! Come on Jay time to shine even more
turfmanphil
16/03/2009 10:54:00
0
Phew! Come on Jay time to shine even more
turfmanphil
16/03/2009 10:54:00
0
Come on Thommo we need you back ready for action. The injury puts a tired Pato under even more pressure so getting Thommo back for the final push would be great. Time for Jay R to really give it some welly.
Claretacchio
16/03/2009 23:34:00
0
Come on Thommo we need you back ready for action. The injury puts a tired Pato under even more pressure so getting Thommo back for the final push would be great. Time for Jay R to really give it some welly.
Claretacchio
16/03/2009 23:34:00
0
Coyle certainly perseveres with Pato, although I thought he looked a little sharper against Forest. He needs a goal badly to restore the adrenaline rush I think. He will also most likely play for NI in the International Break (two games) so we have to hope he doesn't get injured or come back knackered. Jay Rod really must be given the chance in the starting eleven now, he is obviously on fire
turfmanphil
17/03/2009 10:21:00
0
Coyle certainly perseveres with Pato, although I thought he looked a little sharper against Forest. He needs a goal badly to restore the adrenaline rush I think. He will also most likely play for NI in the International Break (two games) so we have to hope he doesn't get injured or come back knackered. Jay Rod really must be given the chance in the starting eleven now, he is obviously on fire
turfmanphil
17/03/2009 10:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Vital View - Premier League, 24th-26th September

We saw impressive wins for Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Southampton with the Sunderland and West Ham struggles continuing.

Stats: Burnley v Watford

All the stats from Burnley (2) vs (0) Watford, Turf Moor, 26/9/16 Att:

Burnley v Watford - Team Sheets

Burnley are at Turf Moor with Watford the visitors for the latest Premier League match.

Follow Burnley v Watford Live On Twitter

Burnley are at Turf Moor with Watford the visitors today, this will be an 8pm kick-off.

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

turfmanphil
Editor email
Profile
Paul 8c8
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Heaton1%
Lowton0%
Keane0%
Mee0%
Ward0%
Berg Gudmundsson0%
Hendrick33%
Marney0%
Defour33%
Boyd33%
Vokes0%
Sub - Arfield0%
Sub - Kightly0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 6 6 0 0 18 13
2 Spurs 6 4 2 0 14 7
3 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 8
4 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 7
5 Everton 6 4 1 1 13 6
6 Man Utd 6 4 0 2 12 5
7 Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 10 3
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 1
9 Southampton 6 2 2 2 8 1
10 WBA 6 2 2 2 8 1
11 Watford 6 2 1 3 7 -1
12 Leicester City 6 2 1 3 7 -3
13 Burnley 6 2 1 3 7 -3
14 Hull City 6 2 1 3 7 -5
15 AFC Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 7 -5
16 Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 -3
17 Swansea 6 1 1 4 4 -5
18 West Ham 6 1 0 5 3 -9
19 Stoke 6 0 2 4 2 -11
20 Sunderland 6 0 1 5 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Oct 2 2016 4:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 16 2016 4:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 21 2016 8:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mike Mada13
2.WelshClaret10
3.cornwallclaret7
4.Irishclaret2