Fletcher doubtful for Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers could be without the services of striker Steven Fletcher for their Premier League encounter against QPR.
Last Updated: 13/09/11 6:43pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers could be without the services of striker Steven Fletcher for their Premier League encounter against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
The 24-year-old is suffering from a groin problem that he sustained during Wolves' 2-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
Manager Mick McCarthy is apprehensive of Fletcher's ability to recover in time to face QPR at Molineux and also revealed that he has some of his other players down with injury.
"We'll see who's available and get on with it," he told Wolves' official website. "Fletcher hurt his groin and is a doubt for Saturday.
"Kevin Foley has an ankle problem and he won't train until Thursday - he's had to have an injection in his ankle. Stephen Hunt has had to have one as well and he won't train until Thursday.
"Those two will be fine though, it's just Fletcher who's going to be out until Thursday or whenever - we'll see how he is. It looked really bad on Sunday but it had settled down yesterday (Monday).
"He just did it in the game and that's why I brought him off towards the end. We were really worried on Sunday but it's settled down and we're hopeful, that's how I'd rate him.
"That's how I live my life! Sylvan (Ebanks-Blake) is still injured (knee) and will be out for a couple of weeks, at least."
Meanwhile, defender Richard Stearman has expressed his delight at being adjudged the man of the match in their home defeat to Spurs and in his ability to get the better of Gareth Bale in the second half.
"I was pleased with how I played and hopefully I can keep that going," he said in The Express and Star.
"In a funny way I was disappointed Bale didn't start on my side because I was actually looking forward to playing against him. But I was pleased with the way I did.
"Losing 2-0 isn't the result we wanted but all we can do is take the positives from the game."
Wolves are currently seventh in the league standings with seven points from four matches.