DERGVIEW boss Ivan Sproule has cancelled an in-house bounce game this coming weekend to give some of his injured players time to recover for next Saturday’s Irish Cup clash with Ballinamallard United.
Andy Sproule and Sean McCarron both limped off during Saturday’s 2-1 friendly victory over the PSNI with the pair rated extremely doubtful to be fit to face the Mallards at Ferney Park.
Skipper Blaine Burns and Philip Wallace are also facing a race against time to be ready for the competitive return with a number of other players carrying minor knocks.
On Tuesday evening Sproule had a recovery session for his players instead of training and admitted that a return to play hadn’t gone smoothly.
“I was really pleased with our performance against the police on Saturday,” he said.
“It was a good commanding performance but unfortunately it came at a cost.”
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