SWINDON TOWN: Returning duo can't be rushed, says Cooper

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TROY Archibald-Henville and Tijane Reis could be involved in a Swindon Town development XI fixture against Birmingham City tomorrow, but they remain some way off a return to first-team action.

The pair have resumed full training with the Robins, though they have been forced back into the gym while Town train on the 3G facilities at Lydiard Park Academy as their Liddington pitches are flooded.

Now manager Mark Cooper is looking to put the duo into competitive action but he’s wary of throwing too much at them, too soon.

“They need more than 45 minutes,” he said. “They need just three or four games because they’ve been out for a fair old while. The last thing we want to do is put them in to play part of a game and they go and do well and we get excited, throw them straight into the first team when they’re not ready and they’re out for three more months..

“We have to make sure if we do put them in, to be fair to them, that they’re right.

“We’ve just got to monitor them and make sure that they’re right. We’re not going to take any risks with them because they have been out so long and it’s about their careers. We’ve got a duty of care to think about.”

Meanwhile, Miles Storey is progressing well in his recovery from a hamstring injury but remains a doubt for the weekend clash with Peterborough, and Jay McEveley is still some way off full fitness.

“Miles is not as bad but he’ll be doubtful for Saturday,” said Cooper. “Jay will still be to the schedule we said of about a month.”

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4:25pm Mon 6 Jan 14

LeGod says...

well weve waited this long to see them in action a bit longer is no problem lets hope this is the end of the the injury issues especially with Troy as so far i feel we were sold a pup and absolutely stitched up by Exeter on his medical which does make me think was our medical overview of him thorough, as i cant remember another player we have signed that has been as badly injured as this guy has been on signing for us.
Still on a positive note lets hope they are good quality additions to our squad and are with us now until the end of the season and injury free.
well weve waited this long to see them in action a bit longer is no problem lets hope this is the end of the the injury issues especially with Troy as so far i feel we were sold a pup and absolutely stitched up by Exeter on his medical which does make me think was our medical overview of him thorough, as i cant remember another player we have signed that has been as badly injured as this guy has been on signing for us. Still on a positive note lets hope they are good quality additions to our squad and are with us now until the end of the season and injury free. LeGod

5:49pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

LeGod wrote:
well weve waited this long to see them in action a bit longer is no problem lets hope this is the end of the the injury issues especially with Troy as so far i feel we were sold a pup and absolutely stitched up by Exeter on his medical which does make me think was our medical overview of him thorough, as i cant remember another player we have signed that has been as badly injured as this guy has been on signing for us.
Still on a positive note lets hope they are good quality additions to our squad and are with us now until the end of the season and injury free.
Navaro may be, I do remember Barry Lowe many years ago we had him in as a new signing and in his first game a heavy tackle saw him leave the pitch on a stretcher and never see him again he was finished.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: well weve waited this long to see them in action a bit longer is no problem lets hope this is the end of the the injury issues especially with Troy as so far i feel we were sold a pup and absolutely stitched up by Exeter on his medical which does make me think was our medical overview of him thorough, as i cant remember another player we have signed that has been as badly injured as this guy has been on signing for us. Still on a positive note lets hope they are good quality additions to our squad and are with us now until the end of the season and injury free.[/p][/quote]Navaro may be, I do remember Barry Lowe many years ago we had him in as a new signing and in his first game a heavy tackle saw him leave the pitch on a stretcher and never see him again he was finished. Di kanny oh

6:06pm Mon 6 Jan 14

umpcah says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
LeGod wrote:
well weve waited this long to see them in action a bit longer is no problem lets hope this is the end of the the injury issues especially with Troy as so far i feel we were sold a pup and absolutely stitched up by Exeter on his medical which does make me think was our medical overview of him thorough, as i cant remember another player we have signed that has been as badly injured as this guy has been on signing for us.
Still on a positive note lets hope they are good quality additions to our squad and are with us now until the end of the season and injury free.
Navaro may be, I do remember Barry Lowe many years ago we had him in as a new signing and in his first game a heavy tackle saw him leave the pitch on a stretcher and never see him again he was finished.
I remember Barry Lowes too. Ken Keyworth was signed at about the same time and went a similar route after injury. The signing of Ken was criticised because he was known to be injury prone but not so with Barry. Someone I knew at the time was close enough to Barry to chat with him and Barry who had never sustained a bad injury before was broken hearted that his Swindon career had come to a premature end. IF Exeter stitched up STFC when Troy signed up that`s Town`s fault entirely if the relative medical check was substandard.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: well weve waited this long to see them in action a bit longer is no problem lets hope this is the end of the the injury issues especially with Troy as so far i feel we were sold a pup and absolutely stitched up by Exeter on his medical which does make me think was our medical overview of him thorough, as i cant remember another player we have signed that has been as badly injured as this guy has been on signing for us. Still on a positive note lets hope they are good quality additions to our squad and are with us now until the end of the season and injury free.[/p][/quote]Navaro may be, I do remember Barry Lowe many years ago we had him in as a new signing and in his first game a heavy tackle saw him leave the pitch on a stretcher and never see him again he was finished.[/p][/quote]I remember Barry Lowes too. Ken Keyworth was signed at about the same time and went a similar route after injury. The signing of Ken was criticised because he was known to be injury prone but not so with Barry. Someone I knew at the time was close enough to Barry to chat with him and Barry who had never sustained a bad injury before was broken hearted that his Swindon career had come to a premature end. IF Exeter stitched up STFC when Troy signed up that`s Town`s fault entirely if the relative medical check was substandard. umpcah

7:23pm Mon 6 Jan 14

jayden says...

Dave Bennett was another .Troy can only play 6 more times for us as we will have to pay another 20 grand out to Exeter.
Dave Bennett was another .Troy can only play 6 more times for us as we will have to pay another 20 grand out to Exeter. jayden

8:18pm Mon 6 Jan 14

lifelong red says...

umpcah wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
LeGod wrote:
well weve waited this long to see them in action a bit longer is no problem lets hope this is the end of the the injury issues especially with Troy as so far i feel we were sold a pup and absolutely stitched up by Exeter on his medical which does make me think was our medical overview of him thorough, as i cant remember another player we have signed that has been as badly injured as this guy has been on signing for us.
Still on a positive note lets hope they are good quality additions to our squad and are with us now until the end of the season and injury free.
Navaro may be, I do remember Barry Lowe many years ago we had him in as a new signing and in his first game a heavy tackle saw him leave the pitch on a stretcher and never see him again he was finished.
I remember Barry Lowes too. Ken Keyworth was signed at about the same time and went a similar route after injury. The signing of Ken was criticised because he was known to be injury prone but not so with Barry. Someone I knew at the time was close enough to Barry to chat with him and Barry who had never sustained a bad injury before was broken hearted that his Swindon career had come to a premature end. IF Exeter stitched up STFC when Troy signed up that`s Town`s fault entirely if the relative medical check was substandard.
I remember barry lowes to - signed from Coventry city I believe ken keyworth to from leicster city- memories ,memories
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: well weve waited this long to see them in action a bit longer is no problem lets hope this is the end of the the injury issues especially with Troy as so far i feel we were sold a pup and absolutely stitched up by Exeter on his medical which does make me think was our medical overview of him thorough, as i cant remember another player we have signed that has been as badly injured as this guy has been on signing for us. Still on a positive note lets hope they are good quality additions to our squad and are with us now until the end of the season and injury free.[/p][/quote]Navaro may be, I do remember Barry Lowe many years ago we had him in as a new signing and in his first game a heavy tackle saw him leave the pitch on a stretcher and never see him again he was finished.[/p][/quote]I remember Barry Lowes too. Ken Keyworth was signed at about the same time and went a similar route after injury. The signing of Ken was criticised because he was known to be injury prone but not so with Barry. Someone I knew at the time was close enough to Barry to chat with him and Barry who had never sustained a bad injury before was broken hearted that his Swindon career had come to a premature end. IF Exeter stitched up STFC when Troy signed up that`s Town`s fault entirely if the relative medical check was substandard.[/p][/quote]I remember barry lowes to - signed from Coventry city I believe ken keyworth to from leicster city- memories ,memories lifelong red

10:52pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Maxwell'79 says...

Never mind Barry Lowe, what about Barry Corr? !!
Never mind Barry Lowe, what about Barry Corr? !! Maxwell'79

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