Mark Howard set for spell on sidelines

Goalkeeper set for a stint on the treatment table following an injury sustained in Wanderers' latest league outing

Following scans to a hand injury sustained against Peterborough United on Sunday, the club can now confirm that goalkeeper Mark Howard will be missing for around ten to 12 weeks.

The collision with Posh's Shaquile Coulthirst has resulted in a broken thumb and ligament damage for the shot-stopper.

And speaking after confirmation of the prognosis, manager Phil Parkinson said, “It appeared to be an innocuous looking challenge on Mark, but the scan shows we will miss him for around 10 to 12 weeks.

“To lose someone of his quality is a blow for us, but it is also an opportunity for Ben Alnwick to stake his claim for a place in the team.

“He is a very good, very capable keeper at this level."

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