The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Pippa Field

BOSS Dar­ren Fer­gu­son has com­pleted his in­ves­ti­ga­tion into how Don­caster Rovers suf­fered in­juries to four play­ers against Gilling­ham ear­lier this month and con­cluded: “we’re cursed!”

Nathan Tyson and Harry Mid­dle­ton suf­fered ham­string in­juries in the pre-match warm-up, and by full-time Andy But­ler and Cameron Ste­wart had joined them in the treat­ment room.

Wary of a re­peat, Fer­gu­son set about try­ing to dis­cover whether any­thing more sin­is­ter than a co­in­ci­dence had oc­curred.

But, fol­low­ing dis­cus­sions with Don­caster’s med­i­cal team, Fer­gu­son was left to ac­cept it was just a case of rot­ten luck.

“It’s just the way it goes,” Fer­gu­son said. “You need a bit of luck with in­juries.

“It’s just bizarre that we got four in one game in­clud­ing three mus­cle in­juries which is not ideal.We were look­ing for an­swers but some­times there isn’t any­thing.

“There was noth­ing dif­fer­ent on the day. The warm-up was nor­mal. It was just un­usual for it to hap­pen.

“Harry had felt a bit of tight­ness with­out any­one know­ing about it be­cause he’d kept it to him­self.”

CURSE? Dar­ren Fer­gu­son

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