Clingan blow for Boothroyd

12 November 2010 11:30
Manager Aidy Boothroyd has received mixed injury news ahead of Coventry`s trip to Crystal Palace. Midfielder Sammy Clingan was forced off with a knee injury in the 70th minute of Tuesday`s 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest and has subsequently been ruled out for three or four weeks. But Clive Platt returns to the fold having missed out at the City Ground due to the calf strain sustained in the first half of last weekend`s 3-2 defeat to Leeds. Returning centre-back James McPake was substituted an hour into his comeback against Forest complaining of a sore back while also lacking match fitness, but he is also expected to be okay and will compete with youngster Nathan Cameron to partner Richard Wood at the heart of defence. Their opportunity comes as the impressive Ben Turner, who has been City`s stand-out performer of the campaign to date, continues his four-six week spell on the sidelines with the knee injury he sustained against Leeds.

Source: PA