Date: 28th February 2014 at 6:09pm
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Manager Gary Johnson has confirmed that on loan striker Ishmael Miller remains touch and go for the game against Reading this weekend.

The player limped off the pitch with ten minutes to go in the game against Doncaster Rovers and despite undergoing significant rehabilitation work on his hamstring injury, I doubt a final decision on his involvement will be made until tomorrow just ahead of the game, but he does look a significant doubt.

One thing Johnson credited the striker for was in not pushing it when he did feel his hamstring go, as getting off the pitch quickly has certainly at least given him the possibility of playing a role this weekend.

‘It’s a bit early to be giving an update. I can’t give too many details, other than we’ve made sure that it’s the best treatment. I don’t think it’s that bad, it’s not a long term hamstring that’s for sure.’

Unfortunately Johnson also admits that being a short term injury though gives no guarantee other than he won’t be out for a month, everything else is day to day and you can’t really look past that.

Johnson goes on to credit Miller for knowing something was up, as otherwise it could’ve been a six week problem, but the treatment they are giving him has been something they have used on other hamstring injuries this season and it is more invasive than simply rest or light manipulation, but it is successful at cutting time out and getting the hamstring back to it’s best, but again until the player feels it’s right and he comes through a fitness test you can’t bank on it.

Quotes – Western Daily Press.

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