Peterborough United wing-back Tommy Rowe has been for a second scan on his troublesome ankle injury, but the 24 year-old has not yet been ruled out of Saturday’s (November 3) Championship trip to fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday.
Rowe damaged his ankle during the recent defeat at Watford, but Posh manager Darren Ferguson insists his player will be back in action sooner rather than later.
Rowe has not been missed too much as teenager Kgosi Ntlhe has stepped in and performed well in a team that has conceded just four goals in its last six matches.
Ferguson said: “It was just a precautionary scan because we originally felt Tommy would be back in action by now. It’s been a irritating injury rather than a serious one.
“Tommy has not been ruled out of Saturday’s match, but it’s touch and go whether or not he will be ready.
“He’s a key man for us, but all credit to the team for making light of his absence. We’ve been defending very well since we switched to three centre-backs.
“Four goals against in six matches is a good effort and one of those was a very unfortunate last-minute penalty.”
George Boyd and Michael Bostwick, who both suffered knocks in last weekend’s win over Derby, will train tomorrow and are expected to be available for the trip to Hillsborough,