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Glyn to assess defender's injury ahead of Rotherham

Team news from the manager

13 February 2020

Glyn Hodges will check tomorrow on Mads Bech Sorensen’s head injury before selecting a squad to face League One leaders Rotherham on Saturday.

Our manager is hoping that the on-loan Brentford defender will be given the go-ahead by our medical staff to return for the match at the New York Stadium after missing the midweek draw against Ipswich Town.

Glyn added that it’s too soon for Anthony Wordsworth and Paul Kalambayi to return from injury, though both are making good progress.

“Anthony won’t be involved. He’s had a scan and he won’t be ready for a bit, but it’s not as bad as we first thought. Sooner, rather than later, he will be back. Paul is doing non-contact stuff. With the weather being like it is, we couldn’t get him on grass today and he can’t go on the 3G yet due to the injury he had. We have to be a bit cute with how we deal with Paul. He’s still working away, so it shouldn't be too long before he’s back.”

Following the hard-fought midweek draw against Ipswich, Glyn called for the squad to stand up and be counted again, as his players gear up to take on another of the promotion contenders.

“We are playing against another team that has been relegated from the Championship last season, along with Ipswich. We know exactly where we sit in the grand scheme of things. It’s the haves and the have nots and we have to deal with that. There’s lots of things that will be thrown at us, but we have to make the best of what we’ve got. We just have to pick the opportunities and more importantly recognise the opportunities. We had them the other night, but we didn’t recognise them. It’s about recognising the opportunities when we could have caused Ipswich problems, but didn’t on the night. I mentioned about us being brave on the ball and we did show courage at times, but it’s going to be exactly like that on Saturday.  

“I remember the first game against Rotherham and they were really trying to impose themselves on us, using their style of play and how they wanted to play against us. You have to stand up and be counted. It’s similar to Ipswich. Perhaps we are looking at what we can do better. Can we cause more problems that we did the other night? I felt we got locked in a little bit the other night and there are different strategies and players that we are trying to get into the game, so that we can cause problems to other teams.”

See what happened below when the squad visited Nuffield Health in the heart of Wimbledon town centre, via the link to our official YouTube channel.

 


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