INJURY CRISIS FOR PANTHERS

Wednesday August 21, 2019
PETERBOROUGH are facing up to an injury crisis ahead of their trip to Ipswich on Thursday (7.30).

Carl Johnson has been spending hours trying to patch up his Crendon Panthers side with no Ty Proctor and Hans Andersen – and Charles Wright is only rated 50/50.

Former Peterborough man Ben Barker has agreed to return to the side as cover one of the slots with a final call made when Wright has a fitness test.

Said Johnson: “We are on a difficult run and we are not helped by injuries, but it’s all part of the sport.

“Hans has a wrist injury and will be having regular physio to get back as quickly as possible, he’s been so unlucky lately.

“Ty has a back problem and Charles aggravated a shoulder problem on Monday. Charles is still hoping to ride but needs some treatment before making the decision.

“Our thanks go to Ben Barker for answering our call and agreeing to step in. He knows the Ipswich track.”
Johnson admits it’s a real battle keeping spirits high on a run of away meetings before returning to the East of England Arena on September 5 against Belle Vue.

“It’s really, really hard right now,” he said. “But we always give it our all and the boys will do that again at Ipswich.

“Ipswich will see this as a great opportunity to get three more points on the board but we’ll go there and try and be positive.”

IPSWICH: Chris Harris, Richard Lawson, Cameron Heeps, Jake Allen, Danny King, Krystian Pieszczek, Edward Kennett.
PANTHERS: Rohan Tungate, Ty Proctor R/R, Charles Wright, Ben Barker, Scott Nicholls, Aaron Summers, Jason Garrity.

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