June 24, 2024

Danny Batth 'Bart' (@Danny_Batth) / XGiannoulis had a groin problem the morning of the game, thus he was not present at Memorial Stadium for Wednesday’s 3-1 FA Cup third round replay victory over Bristol Rovers.

After 27 minutes in the first half, veteran center back Batth had to leave the game due to a hamstring issue.

Before Wagner is expected to give a fitness update during his pre-match media call later on Thursday for West Brom’s weekend visit, both will now be evaluated at Colney.

Grant Hanley and Shane Duffy did not travel with the group to the West Country. After the win, Wagner said that Duffy and Josh Sargent, the side’s striker, were rested. Hanley, meantime, is anticipated to resume full squad training in the next few days following his withdrawal from the first cup match due to a back ailment.

Danny appears to be suffering from a hamstring strain. We need to evaluate it so that tomorrow (Thursday) we can determine its full extent. Wagner remarked, “But it appears to be a hamstring injury.” “Dimi felt his groin a little bit this morning in training, and we evaluated him in the afternoon.

“We were unwilling to take any chances. Of course, we’ll look into it more, and hopefully the situation isn’t too dire. Perhaps it’s just from behind, and on Saturday he can be active.

However, as I mentioned, we need to conduct some additional research (on Thursday). Everyone else was present, except Duffy, Josh, and Grant were left at home.

Jacob Sorensen relocated back into central after Batth left early.

Extremely animated in both roles. I didn’t get the impression that he was having trouble with it. It was good to be back with the guys and play for ninety minutes.

“To be fair, we did not really have in our head that he will play 90 minutes before the game, but he looked totally comfortable on the whole in midfield and in the centre back position as well.”

 

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