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Fuller sent for scan

13 February 2017

Team news ahead of tomorrow night's visit of Coventry

AFC Wimbledon captain Barry Fuller has today gone for a scan on his shoulder ahead of tomorrow night’s League One match with Coventry City.

The Dons right-back picked up the injury in the first-half against his old club Charlton Athletic on Saturday. Although he made it through to half-time he was replaced by Andy Barcham after the break, with George Francomb reverting to the right side of defence.

Striker Tom Elliott will miss the visit of the Sky Blues to the Cherry Red Records Stadium due to suspension, following his sending off against the Addicks after notching a dramatic late equaliser.

Assistant manager Neil Cox had better news concerning centre-back Darius Charles and midfielder Dean Parrett when he spoke to Dons Player at the training ground this afternoon.

“Darius and Dean come back into the squad,” said Neil. “We’ll just see how the bodies are, as there are a few bangs and bruises after the weekend. We’ll see how they all are tomorrow.”

“The second half against Charlton was a great performance by us. We worked really hard as team to stop them from playing and closed them down and got balls in the box and caused them loads of trouble. I know we scored late on to get something out of the game, but to be fair the boys played really well in the second half.”

“The boys that played have had a recovery day today,” Neil added. “The boys that didn’t play have worked on patterns of play and been getting ready, just in case they do play tomorrow. We’ve worked on different formations and players in different positions.”

Bottom-of-the-table Coventry, under manager Russell Slade, reached the final of the Checkatrade Trophy last week. Today they’ve added 34 year-old former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn forward Yakubu to their squad, pending international clearance.

The full interview with Neil Cox is now available to Dons Player subscribers, plus an interview with long-serving midfielder George Francomb. An extensive preview of the game will appear on the website tomorrow.

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