Striker injuries add to Pool woes

Bobby Grant was injured on his Fleetwood debut
Bobby Grant was injured on his Fleetwood debut
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Blackpool’s dismal weekend was made worse by news of injuries to strikers Steven Davies and Bobby Grant, writes WILLIAM WATT.

Davies didn’t travel to Watford after aggravating a pelvic injury which kept him out of action earlier this season.

Injuries have frustrated the 26-year-old since his summer signing from Bristol City and stand-in manager Barry Ferguson explained: “He was injured and had an injection last week. We don’t know if he’ll be OK to train this week.”

Grant was carried off on a stretcher just 38 minutes into his debut on loan at Fleetwood Town.

The 23-year-old completed his move to Pool’s League Two neighbours on Friday after recovering from a knee operation. His injury in the following day’s goalless draw with Wimbledon is believed to concern the same knee.

Ferguson added: “Bobby was happy to go out and play after coming back from his injury. I phoned Bobby on Saturday night and the news of his injury is a big blow.”

Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander said the extent of Grant’s injury is not year clear.

Alexander said: “We don’t know how bad Bobby’s injury is just yet because it is so soon after the game.

“If Bobby was on for the duration of the game I think he would have provided the team with the quality we needed in the final third, but unfortunately he was injured.”

Grant has signed for Town for the rest of the season, though Pool can recall him after 28 days.