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Fletcher's Injury Not Serious

Fletcher's Injury Not Serious

Steven Fletcher has had some good news about his ankle injury. He was fouled by Valencia in the first half against Manchester United at Old Trafford yesterday and soon after hobbled off the pitch to be replaced by Thompson in the 36th minute.

He immediately went to hospital for a precautionary X-ray on his injured ankle and the results show it is thankfully not serious.

Brian Laws speaking about the situation said:

'There is good news about Steven. The X-Rays have not shown any real concerns and although sometimes it can take 48 hours for things to settle down, we are confident he should be available for the weekend.'

The Clarets play Reading at the Madejski Stadium this Saturday in the FA Cup 4th Round Clash so hopefully Fletcher will now be fit enough to feature in that game.


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Sunday January 17 2010
Time: 1:26PM

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In a word,phew!
turfmanphil
17/01/2010 13:28:00
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very good news - Having said that I dont mind him 'resting' on Saturday. A hat trick on Tuesday though please Steven :-)
Claretdale
17/01/2010 13:32:00
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Definitely good news
heathfieldclaret
17/01/2010 15:17:00
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Thank god, not his biggest fan, but its an injury we don't need. Will be his biggest fan when he scores that hat trick for CD.
sheclaret
17/01/2010 16:50:00
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So Pleased been worried about it. I would maybe give Thomo another run out at Reading though.
Grimsby Claret
17/01/2010 20:16:00
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"Not his biggest fan"??? Strange somment indeed. A quality player, and one of our best players, imo. Agree with CD - I'd rest him on Saturday, and play Thommo and Pato "up top", assuming the latter is fit. McCann to get a mini run-out?
whentheballmoves
17/01/2010 20:47:00
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Wouldn't disagree with that Barnsey - am growing to like Fletch more and more ( apart from his love of Liverpool ) but I'd like to see Thommo start on Saturday and see if he can reprise his Play-Off spectacular.
RickersTwickers
17/01/2010 21:19:00
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Although Fletcher hasn't scored as many goals as I would have liked, I think that he has shown signs of his ability. I'm not surprised that Coyle wanted him for Burnley - maybe a bit surprised that Mears is touted as a Bolton target ahead of him.
heathfieldclaret
17/01/2010 21:27:00
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"maybe a bit surprised that Mears is touted as a Bolton target ahead of him." I'm not Heathfield. I can't readily think of many better right backs in the country right now. How much better than Gary Neville was Mears yesterday. Mears is our most consistent player.
cubanclaret
17/01/2010 22:23:00
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Agree with cc there; Mears is the best player we have although I wouldn't go as far as saying the best right back in the country. Fletcher needs to work on his finishing. He misses too many sitters more so of late. Granted his United chance wasn't a sitter but his first touch was poor and he should have hit the target.
ClaretClaude
18/01/2010 09:25:00
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