Catch 23 Posted March 15, 2012 Share Posted March 15, 2012 Injury is set to scupper Conor Doyle's chance of breaking into the Derby starting XI. Doyle suffered a hamstring tear in a reserve-team match last week and will be out for four to six weeks. Rams boss Nigel Clough was planning to use the 20-year-old on the right-hand side of midfield between now and the end of the season. "It is a blow for Conor and bad timing because as soon as we got to the safety mark, points-wise, we were going to take a look at him on the right," said Clough. "With John Brayford out and Paul Green probably having to stay at right-back as cover, it was an ideal chance to take a look at Conor once we had sufficient points in the bag. "He has done ever so well in training but now he is likely to be out for most of the rest of the season." Doyle's only start this season came in the defeat at Peterborough in November. He has made five other appearances as a substitute, the last of which was in the goalless draw at Millwall last month. Meanwhile, Derby are still waiting to discover the extent of the knee injury that captain Shaun Barker suffered against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night. However, it is clear the problem will rule out the defender for the remainder of this season. [url=http://www.eatsleepsport.com/derby-county/injury-blow-for-doyle-1397225.html]http://www.eatsleepsport.com/derby-county/injury-blow-for-doyle-1397225.html Don't know the accuracy of this, but apparently Clough was going to give Doyle a run on the right. He's another who gets unfairly criticised, I haven't seen enough of him to offer an opinion, but maybe he just needs a run in the side or some confidence to play. Click on the link, also, and look at the most recent match reports. It's as if we ceased to exist after May 2008 'http://www.dcfcfans.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' /> . Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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