Catts out of cup tie but set for return to training
Jack Ross expects Lee Cattermole to be fit for the visit of Wycombe Wanderers next Saturday.
The influential midfielder missed the 2-0 win over Plymouth Argyle last Saturday with a foot problem and will sit out the FA Cup clash with Port Vale tomorrow.
Ross hopes that he will rejoin his team-mates on the training pitch next week and be fit for the League One clash.
“He should hopefully, if everything goes to plan, train at the beginning of next week,” Ross said.
“He had a little issue with his foot but it has started to settle down and he did a little bit on the grass today [Friday].
“I haven’t spoken to the physio yet to see how that went but all being well he’ll train next week and come back into the squad for the Wycombe game.”
Ross has also been boosted by Denver Hume’s return to training. Hume injured his knee in the 2-2 draw with Peterborough at the start of September, but is back working with his teammates.
Bryan Oviedo, who was not named in the Costa Rica squad for the upcoming international break, also trained after missing the Plymouth win with a calf problem.
One player still missing is Ethan Robson, who has been struggling with an ankle problem picked up in the 3-1 Checkatrade Trophy win over Carlisle United. He is expected to be out of action for another month.
“He had another scan during the week, we expect it to be another three or four weeks,” Ross said.
“It’s frustrating for him, ankle injuries are never straightforward. We’ve just got to be patient with it.
“But he’s had that clarity again this week so we’re looking at pre-Christmas time that he might be back available with us.”