Better news for Barnes

01 May 2007 01:25
Derby County's teenage midfielder Giles Barnes has been ruled out of the play-offs even though the knee injury he suffered in Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace is not as serious as was initially feared. The 18-year-old was thought to have suffered ligament damage but a scan has revealed only tissue problems, to boss Billy Davies' delight. The Rams manager told the club's official website: "Giles has damaged the tissue that holds the kneecap in place. "There's no ligament damage and no operation is needed, so it will be a case of treatment and rehabilitation work. "He should be fit for pre-season training."

Source: ESA