Lincoln City have been dealt a big injury blow ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.
Key defender Joe Walsh has been ruled out after suffering a quad injury in the midweek defeat to AFC Wimbledon. The centre-back was taken off at half-time and replaced by Adam Jackson.
Speaking at his press briefing this morning, Imps boss Michael Appleton said: “He had a scan last night, and we’ll probably get the results this morning.
“It looks like what I first feared after the game. It’s a quad strain of some sort; it just depends how bad.
“It’s one of them, is it a grade one or a grade two [strain]? It’ll be somewhere between two weeks, which is what we want, or a six-week situation, which is what we don’t want after his previous spells out.”
Skipper Liam Bridcutt will also miss the trip to Hillsborough, having failed to recover from a knee problem, but right-back Regan Poole could be available for selection.
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We need to focus on being hard to beat, but also make sure we’re still attack-minded,” said Appleton. “If teams are going to struggle to beat us it’s because of our goals scored.
“Sheffield Wednesday’s performances have been better than what the results suggest. We know we’ll get chances tomorrow; we just need to stay in the game and be resolute.”