Friday, December 04, 2009

Wright blow for FC United

Source: Manchester Evening News

Sam Williams

December 04, 2009

FC United have been dealt a blow with the news that winger Jerome Wright is likely to be out of action until the new year.

The 24-year-old has been forced to have surgery to remove a hernia and now looks certain to miss the Rebels’ busy December schedule, meaning that manager Karl Marginson may be forced to change from his preferred 4-4-2 system.

“Jerome’s had an operation and will be out until somewhere around Christmas time,” said Marginson.

“We looked at a 4-3-3 formation at Hucknall a few weeks ago and that might be on the cards while he’s out,” he added.

FC have not played for a fortnight due to two postponements, and Marginson thinks that the break could have done his players good as he welcomes Danny Warrender and Rob Nugent back in to the first-team fray for Saturday's league fixture at Whitby.

“The break might have acted as a refreshment for the lads,” said Marginson.

“It’s allowed Danny to get fully fit which is a definite positive for us, and Rob is pretty much back to full fitness as well now,” he added.

However, captain David Chadwick is still struggling with injury and will not be available.

“Chaddy is a little bit off full fitness yet so we’ll continue to monitor him,” said Marginson.

The Rebels manager is expecting a tough game at the Turnbull Ground and says his side must adapt quickly to the tricky seaside conditions in North Yorkshire.

“Whitby are a decent team who got a point at our place earlier this season, and everyone knows it’s a really tough place to go because of the weather there,” he said.

“They know how to play with or against the wind, and we will need to learn and guard against that.”