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Devonshire keen to protect his skipper from injury problems
Alan Devonshire insists his Braintree Town skipper won’t be risked in their Blue Square Bet Premier game against Southport tomorrow if there is a danger that his knee problem hasn’t recovered.
Kenny Davis had to come off early in the Iron’s 2-0 defeat by Hereford last weekend due to the injury and it kept him sidelined for their 4-1 defeat at Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday.
And while manager Devonshire is hoping the 24-year-old England C international will be back in contention to face Southport at the Amlin Stadium tomorrow, he said he wouldn’t be forcing him back into action prematurely.
He said: “I hope Kenny will be fit, but we won’t take chances with him.
“He is an important player for us and I don’t want to get him back only to lose him for a few months.
“We’ll be looking before the game to make sure if he is fully fit or not as we have to be sensible.”
However, Devonshire is more certain that both goalkeeper Danny Naisbitt and midfielder Bradley Quinton will miss the game tomorrow and expects both to be back from ankle and knee problems respectively in the next couple of weeks.
The game tomorrow will see the Iron looking to bounce back from back-to-back defeats and Devonshire admitted his team haven’t been making the most of periods within their most recemt games when they have had the upper hand.
He added: “I think that’s a fair shout.
“At Tamworth and Nuneaton we won because we took our chances, but in the last couple we haven’t.
“We just have to make sure we carry on attacking, but they are tough games coming up.
“The aim is still to get to 50 points and we have to win five out of 17 games to achieve that, but the quicker we can get there the better and we can relax a bit.”
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