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4th January 2008 19:10

Boulding back in 2-3 weeks
CHAD.co.uk, 3 Jan 2008
STAR striker Mickey Boulding will not be out of action for as long as was first feared through his hamstring injury.
On Friday the Stags got the results of a scan on the 15-goal forward's injured hamstring.

And it revealed just a strain and no tear.

Physio Paul Madin told mansfieldtown.net: "He is improving every day and I expect him back in two to three weeks.

"The results have shown it is just a strain and no muscle fibres have been torn in his hamstring."

Boulding limped out of the action at MK Dons early in the New Year's Day 1-0 defeat and manager Billy Dearden feared he would be out of action for at least a month.
Boulding told Evening Post: "They have said after the scan it is a pull and with rehab the best time period I can now hope for is two weeks. That is definitely a relief because I know it could have been worse and I want to be back as quickly as possible. The first few days since I did it have gone really well. I am icing it every hour and I have started some swimming as well."
Boss Billy Dearden added: "Michael came of straight away rather than trying to carry on with it, which probably saved him a couple of extra weeks out. In the meantime, everyone else has to pull their socks up and make sure we get some goals from elsewhere."
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Goal ace to have scan on injury
CHAD.co.uk, 3 Jan 2008
STAGS' goal ace Mickey Boulding is to have a scan on his injured hamstring.
But fellow striker John McAliskey's groin strain has not yet settled down enough for a proper assessment.

Both players were in at Field Mil this morning and physio Paul Madin said: "Mickey's injury is a little bit better today and I don't think it is as bad as it could have been.

"That doesn't mean he will be back in less than four weeks though. We will know more after we have had it scanned.

"John is still getting pain from his groin and the injury is still acute. So it is too soon to be able to tell how long he will be, though he could be as long as Mickey."

Stags were out walking on the Derbyshire moors today as part of their FA Cup preparation for the Third Round tie at Brighton on Saturday.

It would seem new faces are certainly imminent as Billy Dearden said he had all but tied up a couple of deals and chief executive Stephen Booth said today: "I had a very positive meeting with Billy looking at a way forward.

"There is a need for an injection of new players."
Another injury blow for Stags
CHAD.co.uk, 3 Jan 2008
THE Stags' injury jinx has struck again with the news that defender Martin McIntosh has picked up a knock.
He suffered a calf problem while training on Thursday morning and is now rated as just 50-50 for the FA Cup tie at Brighton on Saturday, reports the Mansfield Town FC's official website mansfieldtown.net.

The one piece of good news for the Stags is that Lee Bell, who underwent an operation in December, may return to the squad.

The news follows the loss of strikers Micky Boulding and John McAliskey to potentially long-term injuries.

McIntosh missed today's team bonding walk on the Derbyshire moors, a Billy Dearden tradition ahead of FA Cup ties.

Supporters are reminded that they can still buy tickets for the all-ticket Brighton FA Cup tie upto 5pm at Field Mill on Friday.

So far 351 tickets of the 894 allocation have been sold.

Go to the club's official website at mansfieldtown.net for details.


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