David Dunn has confirmed he will return to training and be back in the dugout for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Walsall at The Progression Solicitors Stadium (3pm kick-off).
The Bluebirds boss had been laid low after a positive coronavirus test, which meant he could not take charge for games against Harrogate Town and Bolton Wanderers as he self-isolated.
However, Dunn is now back to full health and will be back in to training on Friday morning to finalise preparations for the weekend meeting with The Saddlers.
Courtney Baker-Richardson won’t be involved after he underwent surgery to repair a hip problem; the front man was injured in training and visited a specialist in London earlier this week who advised that an operation was the best course of action.
Lewis Hardcastle is also likely to miss the game after the skipper took a heavy challenge to his ankle which forced him off during the first half of last weekend’s game at Harrogate.
Tom Beadling is nursing a groin problem so is also doubtful, while medical staff will run the rule over Scott Quigley and Kgose Ntlhe ahead of Saturday’s game. James Jones is still sidelined with an ankle problem.
Walsall boss Darrell Clarke must decide whether to make any changes to his starting line-up following their midweek draw at Bradford City.
New loan signing Jake Scrimshaw came off the bench in midweek after joining the club from Bournemouth and the young front man will be hoping to press his claims for a start against Barrow.
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