Thursday 5th April.
With a number of difficult looking games on the horizon we could
well do without further injury worries, but Lee Morris has picked
up a back injury making him doubtful for Saturday. Just to exacerbate
the situation Jim Brennan was sent off for kicking a Birmingham
City player (an understandable action) during todayís reserve game
meaning that he will be unavailable for some of the remaining games
of his loan period and to cap it all Martin Smith didnít make it
past the half time interval after suffering a recurrence of his
knee injury. Itís a good job we signed Booth otherwise we would
only have Facey and Gallen up front to face Wolves who lost 1-0
at home to Wimbledon last night.
Six months after getting his cards, Steve Bruce is back in football
management at Wigan Athletic who recently parted company with Bruce
Rioch after slipping out of the play-off picture. Wigan are owned
these days by Mr JJB Sports (whose name I donít know but I bet his
initials are JJB) and are now one of the wealthier lower division
clubs, and this should suit Bruce who will enjoy chucking more of
someone elseís money around.