Defender Kioso 'struggling' to make Gills trip

Luton defender carrying a groin injury

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 2:55 pm
Peter Kioso

Saturday's trip to Gillingham is likely to come 'too soon' for right-back Peter Kioso

The Luton Town loanee has been carrying a groin injury for the past couple of weeks and only returned to the side against Ipswich Town on Tuesday.

He scored twice in the first-half and Jon Brady revealed he was on the exercise bike at half-time with a hot water bottle strapped to his groin.

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But despite taking every precaution possible, Kioso still needed to be replaced by Michael Harriman late on after twice staying down.

There are no fresh injury concerns for the weekend and Mickel Miller is likely to be on the bench again and should be fit enough to play some minutes.

"I think Pete might struggle for the weekend," said Brady. "It might be just a bit too soon for him after playing a game in midweek.

"But other than that, there's no change in the rest of the personnel and I don't think there will be anyone else coming back in.

"We had three academy graduates on the bench in the last couple of weeks and they have done well to be pushing to get in there and now they've got to support the team."