AUG 00] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Hadji To Miss Start Of Season
City will be without their skipper Moustapha Hadji for the first
month of the season.
influential Moroccan midfielder has not recovered from a groin
strain suffered during a friendly.
loss will be a severe blow to the side that has failed to
replace Gary McAllister and Robbie Keane.
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."
there is some better news on the injury front with respect to
the other short-term casualties.
Chippo, David Thompson, Carlton Palmer and Marc Edworthy could
all be fit for the seasonís curtain-raiser with Middlesbrough
Froggatt and Tomas Gustafsson are both out with long-term
of Gordon Strachanís targets, Jorg Albertz, scored two more
cracking goals this weekend to make a move from Rangers even
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.
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.