Scott Parker provides injury update ahead of Blackpool

Scott Parker was able to confirm in today’s pre-match conference that there are no new injury concerns for the home fixture versus Blackpool.

The Head Coach was also able to reveal that the game tomorrow was “still too early” for the current list of injuries.

The mid-week victory away to Birmingham saw the return of winger Junior Stanislas and midfielder Ben Pearson, making appearances as substitutes. Pearson came into the game “to sure things up” but was the player to create the breakthrough late in the second half following his lobbed through ball to Dominic Solanke.

The return of Pearson and Stanislas will be welcomed with great enthusiasm as they provide further depth to the squad. Both players are expected to be a part of the squad tomorrow afternoon.

In terms of the current injuries, Parker confirmed that “we are where we are as before (pre-Birmingham)” as key players continue their path to fitness.

Jack Stacey’s return will be further prolonged as he recovers from a minor quad injury. Despite considering the injury of a low severity, the full-back has now been out of action for three weeks with Chris Mepham filling the right-back position. However, Parker did not seem to be concerned on the injury and expects him back in the near future.

Full-back Adam Smith was ruled out of the game versus Birmingham as a result of falling ill, which will also see him miss the fixture tomorrow. However, the defender is expected to be back involved in the next coming days.

Both Steve and Lewis Cook still remain out of the squad due to injury, and it remains unclear when they can be expected to be involved amongst the squad.


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