Cherries: Jalal playing through the pain barrier

22 March 2011 07:00
Cherries boss Lee Bradbury has revealed that Shwan Jalal is playing through the pain barrier.[LNB] The influential former Peterborough goalkeeper has been one of Cherries' top performers this season, starting 35 of the club's 37 League One matches.[LNB] But manager Bradbury confirmed the Dean Court number one had recently been hampered by a back problem.[LNB] Despite the possibility of needing to visit a specialist about the injury, Bradbury is confident it will not prevent Jalal from continuing to feature during Cherries' push for promotion.[LNB] Speaking after the 1-0 defeat at Carlisle on Saturday, Bradbury said: He is playing with a little bit of an injury to his back.[LNB] He needs to see a specialist about it.[LNB] He has got a nerve causing him a few problems.[LNB] He is carrying it a little bit but it is nothing to stop him playing.[LNB] Cherries' injury-hit squad is already missing a number of senior players, with defenders Ryan Garry, Rhoys Wiggins and Warren Cummings, midfielder Mark Molesley and strikers Michael Symes and Steve Lovell all sidelined for the match in Cumbria.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo