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Manager Gives Update On Daniel Johnson Injury

24 November 2018

Following the 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers, manager Alex Neil gave an update on midfielder Daniel Johnson after he saw a specialist on Friday.

The club confirmed earlier in the week that Johnson had picked up and injury, and the manager was pleased to here that the injury was not as bad as first feared.

Speaking after the win over Rovers, the gaffer said: "It’s not anywhere near as bad as I first feared. I was worried he was going to be out for the season because that’s what we were getting fed back.

"But it looks like it will be four to six weeks which is very good because if we were missing him for the whole season that would have been really concerning, as he’s been a good player for us.

"Although some of the lads aren’t on the pitch all the time to have that strength in depth and have the options available when and if you need them can make the difference."

The PNE boss was forced in to two changes on Saturday afternoon, with Callum Robinson and Ben Pearson being forced off in the second half through injury.

On Robinson, Alex said: “"It's a hamstring but I can't say what it is or how long it will be.

"The International break has caused us a real issue. Callum has done so much over the break when the rest of the team are resting and that causes an issue.

"He’s been a real key player for us so I’m hoping it’s not too serious. It's only just happened. We'll need to scan it and have a look it."

On Ben Pearson, who left the field with cramp, he added: “Ben will be okay but couldn’t train for a week and a half because of an issue with his quad."

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