Tyson hit for six?..

As reported previously, Tyson scored then hobbled off (one has to wonder if he’d come off when he started hobbling it might’ve been better, he had another blistering run to tee up Agogo after I think he sustained the critical knock).  Reports from the City Ground are suggesting that the striker could be out of action for 4 to 6 weeks, which is really bad news.

Nathan is notoriously injury-prone, and indeed, it is not uncommon for sprinter players to pick up regular and recurring injuries – one only has to think back to Michael Owen in his formative years, and indeed, ongoing.  His injury is still being assessed, but it would appear that we must do without him for a good length of time, and must address our away form without him.

This means Agogo, Hoskins and Holt have the opportunity to shine in his absence, and let’s hope they take the chance.  And let’s also hope that the diagnosis on Tyson is overly bleak and the previously fast-healing player can confound us all with another fast recovery.  I really do wish that we had withdrawn him from the action earlier though, whether Tyson indicated to the bench the potential extent of his injury or not isn’t clear.

The next three games see us up against Carlisle away, Orient away and then Carlisle again at home – to give us a realistic chance of getting an advantage over Doncaster we really need to be looking at seven points from these games, which is a big ask from three games featuring two away from the City Ground against sides in the top half of the table…