Bone-shaker sidelines GTF

Ian Holloway

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GARY Taylor-Fletcher won’t play against Barnsley on Monday – his bones are still shaking after being clattered at Watford.

The frontman was stretchered off in the second half at Vicarage Road.

He was clattered by defender Nyron Nosworthy and required eight minutes of treatment before leaving the pitch.

The good news is that Taylor-Fletcher is not too badly hurt, though Monday will be too soon for a comeback.

Manager Ian Holloway said: “He took one hell of a whack.

“You could say it was coming – Fletch bravely went up for a header and Nosworthy came in for it as well, and he is a big unit.

“I didn’t see any malice in it at all but I think every bone in Fletch’s body is still shaking now.

“It was one of those challenges that no-one really wants to be involved in.

“He needed to be an American footballer with a load of padding on not to feel that.

“But our boys have to deal that, and Fletch was brave enough to go for it, flick it on for the team and take a bit of a wallop.

“It shunted his neck right, left and centre and he is in a bit of pain.

“It is almost like whiplash but we hope that will settle down quickly because he is a fantastic player for us.”