Lennon to Take No Risks on Hamstrung Davies

  • December 12, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Neil Lennon will not risk Craig Davies against Ipswich Town, in a bid to have the forward fit and ready for the Christmas schedule.

A hamstring injury forced Davies off the field early in the second period at Reading last weekend, but the extent of the problem isn't as bad as first feared - with the former Barnsley forward facing less than a fortnight on the sidelines.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's game against the Tractor Boys, Lennon confirmed Davies will not be considered for selection but he hopes to have him available again for next Friday's trip to Millwall.

"He's not too bad," Lennon said. "It's not a hamstring tear, it's a strain, so we're hoping he'll be fit for either Millwall or Blackburn.

"Obviously it's a blow to lose him for the game at the weekend because he's been our main striker, but it's a case of not taking a risk with him because, if we do, then we could maybe lose him for six to eight weeks and we don't want to take that chance.

"He's worked hard, he's trying to listen to what we're telling him to do and we've been really pleased with him.

"To lose that type of player is a huge blow for us because a lot of what we do revolves around him, but hopefully we won't lose him for too long and he'll be back for the Christmas period."

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