Date: 4th April 2007 at 10:34am
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Jim Gannon could be missing Tes Bramble on Saturday after he arrived at training on Monday with a groin injury.

Bramble has injured his groin before and the injury could be a recurrence of an earlier injury.

Nothing is definite though, as Tes had the whole week to battle the injury and prepare himself for Saturday’s huge game at Lincoln.

Meanwhile it looks like Rob Clare should be available for Saturday, but Michael Raynes looks set to miss out once again because a concussion requires longer to recover from.

However, Jim Gannon remains upbeat about his players chances of the play-offs.

Speaking to the Stockport Express, County boss Jim Gannon said: ‘My players know not to get too carried away when we’re winning and not to get too disappointed when we’re losing.

‘I’ve got a lot of faith in my players. They are very young and are maturing nicely, and I’ve got a lot of belief in them. They will be a good team.

‘What we need now is for players to be nice and strong and see the season out.’

Gannon says this ahead of two tough games in three games, as County visit Lincoln City on Saturday before Chester visit Edgeley Park on Easter Monday for the first of two local derbies in six days as County visit Macclesfield the following Saturday.

‘This weekend could have a huge bearing on the situation at the top. But by next week we could still be in exactly the same position only with four games to go.

‘I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re still in the same position in a week’s time.

‘We’ve not really talked about automatic promotion lately, but given current form and the injuries we’ve had I would say it would be very difficult for us to mount a charge for the top three again now.

‘At present we’re just looking to pick things up and get going again.

‘But you wouldn’t like to be doing the pools at this stage of the season. The scramble and desperation for points means that all kinds of results will emerge between now and the end of the season.’


4 Replies to “Bramble Joins The Injury List?”

  • Interesting, Tes would be in my team if he was fit with Anthony Elding up front. May give Proudlock his chance to start though?!

  • If, if ,if AP is fit then he must start. Tes and AE would have been nice but if AP can realise his potential then AE and AP together may ensure we do qualify for the play offs. Shame for Tes because if its a bad groin strain we may not have many chances to see him in a County shirt I reckon.

  • Ran through prediction league top 8 were:
    GD PTS
    1 Hartlepool 31 91 , 2 Walsall 29 84,
    3 MK Dons 15 79 , 4 Swindon 15 79,
    5 Stockport 14 79 , 6 Lincoln 13 77,
    7 Shrewsbury26 75 , 8 Bristol R 8 72,

    Torquay and Wrexham went down, and County missed out on automatic promotion by a goal

  • Ouch. By one goal. Think we will finish 7th but fail in the play-offs… if this does happen it will still have been a great season.

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