Wolves lose striker for run-in

Wolves must fight for Championship survival without Sylvan Ebanks-Blake after the striker was ruled out for the season.

Last Updated: 03/04/13 at 12:15 Post Comment

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake: Scored twice before suffering injury at Birmingham

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake: Scored twice before suffering injury at Birmingham

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Scans have confirmed Ebanks-Blake suffered a broken fibula and a sprained ankle at Birmingham on Easter Monday.

The 27-year-old had earlier scored twice for Wolves to help secure a third successive win which left them a point above the relegation places.

He told the club website: "Obviously I'm bitterly disappointed to be missing the last five games, but I'll be right behind the lads."

Manager Dean Saunders said: "In the space of 16 days and three games we have lost three players with broken bones.

"Against Bristol City we had Carl Ikeme with a broken hand and Dave Edwards with a foot fracture, and now Sylvan. They are freak injuries and they are ones that we could well do without.

"It was a bitter blow for Sylvan on Monday and for the club too. But it gives someone else a chance."

Nouha Dicko, on loan from Wigan, replaces Ebanks-Blake against Bimingham and could now feature from the start at Bolton on Saturday.

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