Date: 11th December 2014 at 8:46pm
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Manager John Coleman has confirmed that midfielder Andy Procter will have to be assessed tomorrow ahead of the game against Portsmouth on Saturday.

The player came off with a groin strain in our FA Cup game against Yeovil Town and as of earlier today the gaffer didn’t know if he’d recover sufficiently to play a part this weekend.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game, the manager explained.

‘He was having a great game at the time against Yeovil, he was everywhere, all action and having a big impact. I know Proc will be keen to play on Saturday but we’ll monitor him. With a groin strain sometimes you think you are okay and then it’ll go again.’

Coleman says he may lean on the side of being cautious because the last thing he’d want is to overly risk him and instead of losing him for potentially one game, end up losing him for six to eight weeks, but of course with Procter being a qualified physio himself he’ll have the full picture at the back of his head tempering his desire to get straight back out there as a player as he’ll know what he’s doing himself and will be managing himself correctly to ensure he’s right sooner rather than later.

The gaffer admits that should he miss out he does have options and he has to make a decision on the squad that will be involved and undoubtedly that will mean some players are unhappy to be left out but that’s the nature of the game.

One bonus ahead of the match was the obvious loan extension of West Bromwich Albion’s Jack Rose and Coleman is confident he will only get better with more game time under his belt as he thinks he’s already a great keeper in the making.