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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 17 2010

Time: 1:26PM

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In a word,phew!
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17/01/2010 13:28:00

very good news - Having said that I dont mind him 'resting' on Saturday. A hat trick on Tuesday though please Steven :-)
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17/01/2010 13:32:00

Definitely good news
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17/01/2010 15:17:00

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.
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17/01/2010 16:50:00

So Pleased been worried about it. I would maybe give Thomo another run out at Reading though.
Grimsby Claret
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17/01/2010 20:16:00

"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?
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17/01/2010 20:47:00

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.
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17/01/2010 21:19:00

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.
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17/01/2010 21:27:00

"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.
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17/01/2010 22:23:00

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.
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18/01/2010 09:25:00

I think as a striker who supports the main goal getter he is great. He works hard, battles hard and provides alot of opportunities. Mears has played well - but the best playing right back in the country!!!!
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18/01/2010 19:50:00

Not sure I like his statements in the media today from Mears agreeing with Coyle's move to Bolton, hope thats not an opening gambit to leave-Burnley fullback Tyrone Mears has backed Owen Coyle's decision to quit Turf Moor for Bolton Wanderers. The Clarets right-back reckons his old gaffer has joined a bigger club with better facilities and will be able to attract better quality players. Mears told the People: "I think the only people who can't understand why he has gone are the Burnley fans. What he did for the club was fantastic. They're gutted and angry he left. But most of the players understand why he has gone.''
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18/01/2010 20:24:00

I didn't like his comments either. He also made a comment when he joined along the lines of, "I want to play for a big club and Burnley is a good stepping stone to do so." Perhaps he has ideas above his station syndrome?
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18/01/2010 23:24:00

Sometimes people forget that the reason that they are successful is that they are at the right club. How many times has a player or manager moved and been successful? The grass is always greener on the other side until you get there and you realise that it is astroturf!
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19/01/2010 06:53:00

glas to learn that Fletcher can recover in time to play against Reading .Burnley have to progress further and with little bit of luck can attain Wembley ,hopefully .
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19/01/2010 12:10:00


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