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Caldwell Could Be Out For A Month

Steven Caldwell is expected to be out of action for up to a month.

Our captain has suffered on-and-off from a niggling groin strain all season and he limped off again recently in the game against Wolves at Molineux just before Christmas.

It is understood he will now be sidelined for at least three weeks although his injury could take longer to recover.

There is better news though for Clarke Carlisle who also limped off in the same match against Wolves with a similar injury. He is currently back in training and could be in contention for our FA Cup third round clash against league One side, MK Dons at the stadium:mk this Saturday.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 31 2009

Time: 12:01PM

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Some will say this is actually a blessing in disguise. Although of course you wouldn't wish an injury on anybody, Caldwell has not looked in form for sometime and one wonders if the reason has been the groin strain. Maybe he needs a long rest anyway. This will be a great time for Duff and Edgar to start making an impression especially with Bikey also off to the African Nations soon as well
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31/12/2009 12:06:00

As TMP said I wouldn't wish injury on any of our players, however I'm afraid I do think it is a blessing in disguise. I have blasted Jordan in the past(maybe not here). However the more I watch I think Caldwell has a lot to answer for. I am not going to go into the whys and where fors. But I do think Caldwell drags Jordan into wrong positions, or Jordan is covering fo Caldwells mistakes. That said I do like Caldwell and wish him a speedy recovery.
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31/12/2009 13:45:00

Caldwell has not been the same since that Scotland game, so a rest will do him good and maybe the team, keep Duff in the team.
grimsby claret
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31/12/2009 23:26:00

There is a part of me that wonders how fit has Caldwell been since the Scotland game. Has he been playing because its the Prem League and trying to shake off injury at the same time? I am happy for a long rest and a time to look towards a new Skipper. One for the future, someone who is injury free and an inspiration.....I would give the arm band to.................drum roll....Stevie Fletcher or Tyrone Mears. You?
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01/01/2010 10:53:00

I'll go with Mears!
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01/01/2010 14:57:00

I always think its best to have a captain in the back four so on that basis Mears would get the nod over Fletcher. Carlisle though too seems pretty level-headed
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01/01/2010 18:58:00

Alexander for captain every time for me in Caldwell's absence
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02/01/2010 18:59:00


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