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Doyle Joins The Injury List


15:23 5th October 2012

Problems mount ahead of Blackburn

Kevin Doyle is the latest to be ruled out of tomorrow’s trip to Blackburn after suffering a thigh injury in training.


The Republic of Ireland international came in early from today’s training session for treatment but will not have recovered in time for the game at Ewood Park (3pm).


It remains to be seen whether he will be fit to join up with the Republic of Ireland squad for their forthcoming fixtures with Germany and the Faroe Islands.


Björn Sigurdarson is also expected to be missing tomorrow suffering from sickness and diarrhoea overnight.


Slawomir Peszko has been confirmed as an absentee until the New Year after a scan revealed he tore his medial ligaments when on the end of a challenge during Tuesday’s game with Crystal Palace.


And Stephen Hunt will also be out for three to four months having been booked in for an operation next week to cure a long-standing hip problem.


Razak Boukari remains four or weeks away from possible fitness due to the torn calf picked up against Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday.


Boss Ståle Solbakken remains philosophical despite the fact Wolves are now set to be without one of their most consistent players this season in Doyle and three of the key summer signings in Peszko, Boukari and Sigurdarson.




 “Plan A has gone and we have to come up with a plan B and C,” he said.


“We had a line-up planned but we’re going to have to have another team now.

“Kevin has pulled his thigh so he isn’t available for tomorrow and he’s probably out of the internationals as well.


“Bjorn was supposed to play a role tomorrow but he is sick and it’s doubtful as to whether he can play as he’s been up all night.


“It’s been a bad day and a bad week when it comes to injuries - Peszko is out until the new year after his scan.


“Slawomir will know tonight if he is to go into plaster or have an operation – if he goes into plaster, it will probably be six weeks before he can start training again.


“It’s a very bad situation for him after playing really well in the last two or three games.


“Razak will be out for four or five more weeks which means we’re in a situation where from being quite in control on Monday, we’re not now.


“Stephen Hunt will be out for three and a half to four months, and it all means we’ve had a lot of bad news in a short space of time.”


Despite all that the boss will send a team out expecting to get a result against Blackburn.


“It is one of our biggest tests of the season so far,” he said.


“From what I have seen so far every game in this division is very even so it’s not like it’s a one-off.


“But we know playing away against Blackburn is going to be very tough.


“Blackburn’s manager has changed but I think we know all about the players and should be more or less ready with whatever they do.


“For me it is more about what we do and what we try and achieve.”


*Tickets for the game are only available from the Ticket Office until 5pm today (FRIDAY).  Tickets will also be available from the Away Ticket Office on the corner of the Darwen End Stand (Away Stand) from 1pm tomorrow.



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