Ryan Fredericks’ return to contention for Friday’s meeting with Queens Park Rangers is a timely one, with Kit Symons revealing that Jazz Richards is set to miss the West London derby.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the Whites boss said: “The one fairly new injury concern is Jazz Richards who picked up a knock in the game on Tuesday night against Stoke.
“The good news is it’s nothing like as serious as it possibly could have been, but he’s unlikely for tomorrow. But he shouldn’t be out too long at all – he’s had an ultrasound scan and that looks very positive so I’m quite pleased with that.
“Other than that, everyone else has come through the game on Tuesday night. Jamie O’Hara will be back fit and in contention, as will Tom Cairney, who were both missing from the other night.”
Further positivity on the injury front comes in the news that a trio of First Teamers will get some minutes under their belt early next week.
“Luke Garbutt’s back in full training with us, as are Scott Parker and George Williams,” Symons revealed. “They’ll all get game time on Monday night for the Under-21s up at Derby, and pretty soon they’ll be back in contention for selection for First Team games.”
And when asked how much of a boost that is for the Club, Symons replied: “It’s brilliant. Someone like Scott Parker, for example, just being in training with the group has been excellent because he’s a real driving force behind the sessions.
“So that’s been a big plus getting him back on the grass with the boys and sooner rather than later he’ll be back in contention for games as well which will be great.
“We’ve got a very strong squad with good competition for places and training’s a joy at the moment.”