The manager confirmed to the media this afternoon that Scott Wright will require a double hernia operation that will keep him out for around six weeks. To watch the managers’ press conference in full on RedTV, please click the red button.
“Young Scott Wright will have to go in for a double hernia operation next week that will keep him out for around six weeks. These injuries can happen. We have dealt with similar injuries at the start of the season and we still managed to pick up a positive result, that has been tested recently with the three games this week.
“Scott had a full season out more or less last year and has come back with that added robustness in his play. He has clearly been motivated with the added appreciation of being able to play football. He has developed that responsibility and has enjoyed playing that role. He has benefited from the change of system and has benefited from the run of form.
“Sometimes double hernias can be the onset of a long period but he had been showing no signs of that. We had finished quite a low key training session last week and him and Hedges went to do a bit of shooting after we had finished and it was after the first shot that he felt a little twinge. It has been since then we have followed up and he will now have to have surgery next week.
“It is players who pick the team with how they perform, and Scott has been very good. I am sure he will come back in January looking to pick up from where he left off.”