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Laird playing the waiting game

25 January 2013

Touch and go whether Laird is fit for Saturday

Marc Laird says it is touch and go whether or not he’ll be fit to face Chesterfield in League 2 tomorrow.

The midfielder, who picked up an injury to his hamstring against Exeter two weeks ago, praised the work Blues’ medical team have done but admits he’s not sure whether he’ll be fit to face the Spireites.

He said: “I’m still touch and go for the weekend but I’m running again and I can feel that it’s definitely improved.

“The injury isn’t as serious as we first feared which is a good thing. You really never know when it’s a hamstring injury. Sometimes you can be out for a long time.

“But the medical team have done really well and helped me progress as quickly as possible. Saturday may come around a bit too quick for me though.

“From a selfish point of view, Saturday’s postponement was a good thing as it meant I didn’t miss a game and now have a chance of being fit.

“If I was to miss the game on Saturday I won’t have to sit out too many more, especially as there is no midweek game next week.”

Laird is also looking forward to linking up with new signing Mickey Spillane as quickly as possible, having spent a spell together at Brentford in the 2010/11 season.

“I actually know him from our days at Brentford,” he added. “When we were there together he actually played at right-back and I played right-midfield.

“So we sort of know eachother’s game but of course it will be different this time with us both being central midfielders.

“He’s good on the ball and also in the air. He’s a very good signing and I’m looking forward to playing with him. I’m sure he’ll do well for the Club.”

An interview with Marc is available on Blues Player.

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