Falkirk co-manager Lee Miller provides update on injured players ahead of Peterhead clash

Falkirk co-manager Lee Miller is hopeful that Charlie Telfer and Ben Hall will be able to return from injury before the end of the regular season, but is still waiting for news on Paul Dixon.

By Martyn Simpson
Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 10:03 am
Charlie Telfer missed the Cove Rangers match through injury and will not be available for tonight's fixture at Peterhead
Charlie Telfer missed the Cove Rangers match through injury and will not be available for tonight's fixture at Peterhead

All three featured in the 2-1 win over Clyde on April 10, with Hall opening the scoring that afternoon, but were subbed off at various points during the match and did not make it in to the match day squad for last Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Cove Rangers.

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Speaking to Falkirk TV on Monday, Miller provided an update on the trio as well as long term absentee Aidan Connolly and Anton Dowds, who came of injured in the 3-0 Scottish Cup defeat to Celtic.

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“Charlie had a setback," said Miller.

"He had a reaction to his previous ankle injury, we're waiting to get him scanned and hoping he will be back on the training pitch within a week to two weeks.

"We just need to wait and see what the specialists say to that.

"We're waiting on Paul Dixon to get a scan on his knee injury and we'll take it from there once we know the outcome of that.

"Rachel, our physio, will set a plan in place for him to get back on the pitch.

"We're also waiting on a scan for Ben Hall on his ankle that he damaged, he is probably out another two weeks as well if not longer.

"Anton Dowds is making progress and will hopefully be back on the training pitch next week but we need to wait and see how he comes back and reacts to different movements and things.

"Aidan Connoly had a minor set back and we don't know how long he will be.

"He has had an unfortunate time, he's been back then had a few set backs here and there and I feel for the wee man because he's still been great in the dressing room and keeping the boys going.

"It's been a hard time for him but that happens in football, it's something you need to deal with and be mentally strong about.”

There was some good news though with Miller adding that defender Sean Kelly could return tonight at Peterhead.

The former Ross County player had not been seen since football returned in March until being named on the bench for Saturday’s defeat at Cove where he was an unused substitute.

"Sean Kelly comes back into the frame having trained a few days and will be in the squad for the Peterhead game," confirmed Miller.

"He's progressing really well and is another good, experienced addition back into the team."