Eddie Howe has issued an update on the injury front ahead of tomorrow night’s crucial Champions League clash with PSG.
Speaking to the press from Paris, he’s revealed that it’s “pretty much as we were” on the fitness front, confirming that Sean Longstaff hasn’t travelled due to an ongoing ankle issue.
Joe Willock is due to see a specialist tomorrow after aggravating an Achilles problem that kept him out earlier this season and it seems no one else from our long injury list will return for Tuesday’s 8pm kick-off.
This means the likes of Sven Botman, Callum Wilson, Elliot Anderson, Harvey Barnes, Jacob Murphy, Dan Burn, Matt Targett and Sandro Tonali remain out, while Matt Ritchie, Emil Krafth, Javier Manquillo and Mark Gillespie aren’t eligible after missing out on our initial Champions League squad.
That will be the case for some of our U21 players too, with Howe admitting there’s a “few youngsters” – believed to be Alex Murphy and Amadou Diallo – who “can’t be registered in UEFA games.”
On the plus side, Lewis Hall is eligible to return after missing out against his parent club Chelsea and Howe has declared Lewis Miley ‘ready’ to play again after his outstanding display over the weekend.Here’s what he’s had to say:
“Not too much change. Pretty much as we were with a few absentees. Plus a few youngsters who can’t be registered in UEFA games.
“Still unsure (on Joe Willock). He’s seeing a specialist tomorrow.”
“He (Miley) is ready. He was the same after the Chelsea game. He’s got a great temperament.”