Injury worries ahead of Crewe clash..

Woe betide us at the moment, it seems – on the back of Monday’s disappointing defeat against promotion rivals Carlisle United, Smoulds has revealed on the official site that we have a number of injury concerns in the run up to our must-win (aren’t they all, now?) came at Gresty Road against Crewe Alexandra.

Commons apparently has ‘question marks’ over him due to some kind of problem with his groin, leaving a late decision on his availability for Saturday – and in the meantime he’s not been training.  Luke Chambers is also still a doubt with a dead leg – although, and no disrespect to Luke, I don’t see that as such a bad problem as I’m comfortable with Perch at rightback in his place (indeed, I think with a run in the team Perch would prove more adept there).

McGugan should be fit, which is good news indeed after he picked up a knock to the ankle on Monday, and the perpetually-injured-yet-quick-to-recover Nathan Tyson is a possibility for the weekend after resuming training from his hamstring injury, which is certainly excellent news – although he’s clearly going to be lacking match sharpness.

With Commons out it certainly gives opportunities to Arron Davies and Garath McCleary – although if the shapeless 4-3-3 formation is retained, and the possible availability of Tyson would make this more likely, then I can see them both remaining on the bench – I’d be thrilled and surprised to see us line up with wingers (Davies on the left, like that playoff night, McCleary on the right?) to provide a proper outlet for Sammy Clingan.

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