As quoted by the Daily Mail, England U21 manager Aidy Boothroyd has delivered the latest on the fitness of striker Tammy Abraham.
The striker has been in excellent form for us this season but, in recent weeks, he has tired a little.
And, indeed, he is carrying a calf niggle at the moment, with the Young Lions calling him up regardless.
Boothroyd, though, has allayed any fears about them over-working him and putting him at risk with him having this to say:
“He’s improving but with the time of the season, and what the players are going to go to as soon as they leave us, it’s important we wrap them in cotton wool, look after him and make sure they all go back healthier than when they arrived.”
This suggests to me, then, that the striker isn’t going to be risked unless completely fit and that should be a real boost to our chances in the play-off chase.
It’s always a risk when players go on the international break, especially for this one, but it seems as though Boothroyd has got his sensible hat on so fair play to him.
Let’s just hope Tammy does come back in good shape, then!