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INJURY NEWS “ Ben Turner will have an operation so the search for defender starts again.”- Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

23 December 2015

City boss also revealed John Fleck is also back training with the first-team squad after missing the Oldham draw...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray revealed the club will resume the search for a central defender after Ben Turner suffered an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw against Oldham Athletic.


The 27-year old former Academy graduate had re-joined the Sky Blues on loan from Cardiff until January.


Turner picked up the injury in the first half of the draw with the Latics at the weekend, and is a big blow to Mowbray’s squad.


“In terms of the team it’s a big blow, as Reda Johnson’s was a big blow,” Mowbray said.


“Every successful team needs a dominant defensive block at the back to see off opposition attacks. Ben is a type of footballer that is important in this league, but he’ll have to have an operation, so search starts again


“It’s a difficult one for him and my first thoughts are with him, as he looked like he was recovering well and I am pretty sure by about early January, he would have been recalled back to Cardiff and would have been competing for a place in their squad.”


The City boss also disclosed that Jordan Willis was still a long way from returning to the first team action but John Fleck was in training and could be in contention for the weekend.


“ Jordan’s initial date was February so he is still probably six weeks away.


“John was on the grass yesterday and he will join in training today and tomorrow and if there is no reaction he should be available for selection.”


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