Brady reveals injury concerns for Cobblers trio

Kioso failed a late fitness test

Monday, 12th April 2021, 11:18 am
Peter Kioso.

Cobblers manager Jon Brady is keeping his fingers crossed that his injury problems will relent this week after three more players joined the treatment room.

Jack Sowerby has already been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury while Mickel Miller looks set to miss at least three of Town's five remaining fixtures.

Right-back Peter Kioso, a key player since joining on loan from Luton Town, missed Saturday's draw with Bristol Rovers and Brady also lost striker Danny Rose to a second-half ankle problem.

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"It's like the other day when I was asked about Peter Kioso," said Brady. "You think he's OK at the time but Pete's struggling and his groin isn't great at the moment.

"With Danny, as he lands, their centre-half comes down the back of Danny's ankle and it's quite swollen at the moment.

"The lads are positive and want to play but they'll have to get treatment on Monday and we'll just have to see - I can't tell you now because I don't have a crystal ball."

Kioso failed a late fitness test before Saturday's game, and Brady also revealed Mark Marshall is struggling with a hamstring issue, explaining why he only played the final 15 minutes against Rovers.

"We need to let the dust settle with Peter," Brady added. "We tried with a fitness test on Saturday morning but it wasn't any good. We're just really hoping it will settle.

"Marshy's also been struggling with his hamstring and that's the trade-off. If I start Marshy, I might lose him for the rest of the season and this is the fight I've got the whole time.

"People don't always know what's going on inside and it's a problem so I'm trying to protect him and get him on for when we really need him and I thought he was excellent when he came on."