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8 April 2016

EVAN Horwood, Andy Monkhouse & Marcus Marshall are all injury concerns ahead of Saturday's visit of Eastleigh. Andy Monkhouse is still suffering from soreness and tightness in his muscles, with there being a good chance he will not be involved. Marcus Marshall is still suffering from an ongoing knee injury, despite playing 45 minutes in Wednesday's Reserve fixture at home vs. Chesterfield.  

Left back, Horwood suffered a knock in the 3-1 defeat at Cheltenham and was ruled out of contention for tomorrow's game by Manager, Paul Hurst. "He's a couple of days away minimum, but has shown improvement following a knock he took." Fellow left back, Gregor Robertson should be fine, despite requiring stitches and suffering with slight discomfort on a knock he took. 

After missing the past few games with a toe injury, winger Ryan Jennings made a return on Wednesday for the Reserves vs. Chesterfield. Despite seeming to play through the pain barrier, his attitude impressed the Manager, with his fitness to be assessed ahead of the weekend's fixture. 

Despite being withdrawn at half time on Tuesday, on loan striker, Patrick Hoban should still be involved in the squad tomorrow. "It was a strange one with Pat" stated Paul Hurst. "He will be available as long as there is no reaction afterwards (following training today)". Fellow striker, Jon Paul Pittman is also in contention to return to the team, after making the bench on Tuesday following his dislocated shoulder. 

Fans managed to catch their first sight of on loan attacker Jordan Stewart on Tuesday, after coming on at half-time against Aldershot. He was also involved during the first 45 minutes in Wednesday's Reserve fixture. "He's had to be patient and the other day at 2-0 down, we clearly needed to do something" said the Manager. "He then got the good news that he was playing in the Reserves but he wanted too, he understands he hasn't played in a long time and wants to get minutes into his legs. He's another one who has got himself into contention". 

After his impressive 45 minute display on Tuesday, Omar Bogle has put himself in contention to start after being involved in significant periods of play. Hurst went on to say "You can't take away the fact that he set the first goal up and then got the equalizer, so he had a good half and that's what what we've been looking for from him." 

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