OCT 00] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Injury Causes Keeper Worries
Blues goalkeeper Magnus Hedman has suffered a knee injury and
will be out of action for at least a month.
Swedish number one has been forced to have a scan on the injury
which he suffered during last week’s international with
Slovakia, when he twisted the knee and damaged his joint.
Blues boss Gordon Strachan has been given permission to sign
another Premiership goalkeeper on loan to cover what is becoming
a keeping crisis.
Kirkland, who made his debut last week against Spurs will take
the gloves for the next game, against Chelsea.
will also have to face the striking power of Sunderland,
Manchester United and Liverpool in the coming weeks.
will be a big challenge for the player, who was recently called
up to the England under-21 squad.
third choice keeper Morten Hyldgaard has recently undergone a
toe injury, and will not be available to cover.
leaves just Gary Montgomery, a youth team player, to fill
Kirkland’s place on the bench.
Premiership rules prevent loan deals between clubs, but Strachan
has been given permission to fill the gap.
Thompson has returned from a trip to Amsterdam, where he had
more treatment on the hamstring injury that has been causing him
bother since the summer.
Ysrael Zuniga has been dropped from Peru’s team following a
disappointing sequence of results.
new coach has swept out the foreign-based players, leaving
Zuniga free to concentrate on his performance at Highfield Road.