Injury woes mount for United

Thursday, 15 March 2018

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DAVID Jeffrey sifted through his ever lengthening injury list last night (Monday) - and then set about preparing for tonight's (Tuesday) visit of Championship side Larne for the Tennent's Irish Cup quarter-final clash at the Showgrounds, writes Shaun O'Neill.
The Sky Blues are without strike force duo Cathair Freil (two cracked ribs) and Johnny McMurray (injured against Dungannon Swifts) - while possible replacement Kevin Braniff had a re-occurance of an injury in warm-up before the Coleraine game at the weekend.
Midfielder Andrew Burns went off at half time in the weekend 'derby' with hamstring trouble.
Jeffrey admits that in 20 years working with his assistant Bryan McLoughlin they have never experienced a run of injuries like what they have now.
"When things are not going for you they most definitely do not go for you," summed up Jeffrey. "It is a trying and testing times and they are things over which we have no control and cannot do anything."
Jeffrey, who works as a senior social worker in Larne, said their opponents tonight, who beat basement side Lurgan Celtic 2-0 at Inver Park at the weekend, should be respected and commended for attracting top players their way.


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