Richardson backing Dunbavin

Leam Richardson insists long-term injury victim Ian Dunbavin still has a role to play in Accrington's season.

Last Updated: 11/12/12 at 16:02

Richardson: Sees Dunbavin future

Richardson: Sees Dunbavin future

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Stanley goalkeeper Dunbavin, 32, is expected to miss the rest of the campaign having undergone shoulder surgery last week.

Although manager Richardson admits the player's presence will be a big loss on the pitch, he feels the former Liverpool trainee can still be a positive influence around the dressing room.

"It's a long road back for him and I feel for the lad," Richardson told Press Association Sport. "He's had a really good start to the season, probably the best start to any season since he's been a professional.

"In that aspect it's a bit disheartening for the lad, but you've got to move on quickly and Ian was one of the first people to say that.

"He's a good character in and around the dressing room so he can still be effective in that way.

"Although he'll be a miss he'll still be around and it will help him on his long road to recovery."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter announces resignation as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter has announced he is to resign as president of FIFA.

England squad for European U21 Championship named by Gareth Southgate

England U21 head coach Gareth Southgate has revealed his final 23-man squad for the forthcoming European Championship.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke was sent letter from South African FA

Sky Sports News HQ has a copy of a letter sent from the South African FA to FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.

Mail Box

Liverpool 2015 Feels Like Liverpool 2011...

One Mailer says Benteke = Carroll, Bellamy = Milner and Clyne = Downing. Plus we have U21 Euro impatience, farewell Rio, Rafa Benitez, Milner, FIFA and title play-offs...

Calling Carlo For Liverpool... Please

One Liverpool Mailer wants a manager who isn't starstruck by the job. Plus why Milner has now become overrated, play-offs for the title, Ronaldinho and democracy..

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company