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Yeovil Town v Southend United

2 November 2017

Anthony Wordsworth is touch and go to be fit for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup game away to Yeovil Town.

The midfielder missed training on Wednesday having played a part in Monday and Tuesday’s sessions, despite picking up an injury in the early stages of the 1-0 win over Walsall.

But he continued to play 90 minutes at Banks’s Stadium and Phil Brown is hopeful he can be fit for the weekend.

“Anthony is a 50-50 at the moment,” said Brown. “He complained about a calf problem five minutes into the game at Walsall but got through it.

“He trained on Monday and Tuesday but then didn’t train on Wednesday and he’s in the treatment room today.

“I’m hoping he is going to step up to the plate tomorrow so I can keep the same team.

“Woody is possibly one of our most creative players and one of our most dangerous players so I want him out there on Saturday if I possibly can.”

Brown also spoke about his plan to reintegrate Michael Turner who played in the U23s’ 6-2 win over Gillingham.

“Turns had a smile on his face after the game on Tuesday,” Brown added. “Reintegrating him back into the world of football is the key issue. He’s missed a lot of football.

“He wants to prove to everybody the reason why he came here; to play, keep clean sheets and to get promoted.

“I’m hoping Michael will be involved at some stage but it will be down to the conversations I have with him over the next two days.

“I’m looking for him to get some part of the game on Saturday, but certainly a large chunk of the game on Tuesday. That will be the plan for me.”


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