Boyd boost … but more injury setbacks

Wednesday’s injury woes continue as we prepare for Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie at Carlisle.

George Boyd is on course to return to action for the game after three months out with his shoulder problem and Sam Hutchinson could be involved after missing the Burton game on New Year’s Day.

However, caretaker boss Lee Bullen revealed that both Tom Lees and Barry Bannan have suffered setbacks in their returns to fitness and it looks like the pair will be out for several weeks.

In addition, Jack Hunt is ruled out for the Carlisle trip with a hip problem, Gary Hooper saw a specialist on Thursday with regard to the hip injury that forced him off at Forest on Boxing Day, Keiren Westwood is expected to return to training next week and should be joined by Stephen Fletcher, who has been struggling with a knee injury and has been hit by tonsilitis in recent days.

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