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[14 AUG 00] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Hadji To Miss Start Of Season

Coventry City will be without their skipper Moustapha Hadji for the first month of the season.

Moustapha HadjiThe influential Moroccan midfielder has not recovered from a groin strain suffered during a friendly.

His loss will be a severe blow to the side that has failed to replace Gary McAllister and Robbie Keane.

Hadji said:

"I'm very disappointed. I was really looking forward to starting the season and now we have a lot of injury problems going into the final week."

But there is some better news on the injury front with respect to the other short-term casualties.

Youssef Chippo, David Thompson, Carlton Palmer and Marc Edworthy could all be fit for the seasonís curtain-raiser with Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Stephen Froggatt and Tomas Gustafsson are both out with long-term injuries.

One of Gordon Strachanís targets, Jorg Albertz, scored two more cracking goals this weekend to make a move from Rangers even less likely.

Strachan claimed that he had been offered the German goal machine by chairman David Murray, but the deal collapsed after Albertz did well in the Champions League qualifier.

Blackburn striker Egil Ostenstad is thought to be closer to a move from Ewood Park to Highfield Road, while Gordon Strachan says he has his eye on a European player.
  
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