Brewers suffer Diamond blow

Burton have been dealt a blow with the news that Zander Diamond could miss the opening month of the season with a foot injury.

Last Updated: 01/08/13 at 16:21

Zander Diamond: Awaiting results of scans

Zander Diamond: Awaiting results of scans

More of the games that matter

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

The 28-year-old defender damaged a ligament during training and the League Two club are awaiting the results of scans.

Brewers boss Gary Rowett told the Burton Mail:"It's nothing too sinister but it's enough to keep him out for the first month or so.

"We're hoping if the scan is positive he'll be back playing in a couple of weeks.

"It's a shame for Zander because he started pre-season well but I was potentially looking to bring in another centre-half anyway.

"At the same time, it's not a long-term injury. We've just got to crack on and it gives someone an opportunity to come in and play - that's how we always look at injuries.

"If you pin all your hopes for a season on one player you haven't got a strong enough squad.

"When one door shuts, another one opens. It's very unfortunate for Zander but it gives an opportunity to either Marcus (Holness) or Phil (Edwards) and we're looking to strengthen in that area."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits being a fan of West Ham ahead of Boxing Day showdown

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has backtracked on his '19th-century football' jibe at West Ham ahead of the Boxing Day showdown.

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property