Beresford Troubled By Hamstring Injury

Last updated : 12 February 2002 By Andy Beill
David Beresford
David Beresford - injury a major blow
The former Oldham and Huddersfield winger picked up the injury in the match with Rushden & Diamonds two days ago, but it is unknown how long he will be out for.

Brian Little said: "I would say that David is touch and go for Saturday.
"It's only a slight problem, but it's been troubling him and the danger is you'll push yourself too hard and aggravate it. These kinds of injuries are very hard to call.
"I know initial reports said he could be out for two weeks, and I would say he is very doubtful for Saturday, but it could easily be longer than that depending on how the injury reacts."

Andy Holt is likely to take Beresford's place, but Little also has players like Rob Matthews, Theo Whitmore, Lee Philpott, Mike Price and Ben Morley to choose from. However, he says it will be hard to get someone who will make quite the same impact.

"It's unlucky for the lad because he's probably had the most consistent run of his career.
"He's not had this sort of run at the other clubs he's been at because he's not been in the team week in, week out.
"There's no doubt we will miss him if he doesn't play. We'll replace him, but with a different kind of player.
"We have plenty of left-sided players we can bring in, but it will mean playing in a different way."