Martyn Waghorn provides update over Coventry City fitness issue – Football League World

  • October 21, 2022

Coventry City are flying at the moment, having lost only one of their last five Championship fixtures.

The Sky Blues have just seen off Sheffield United, who are right near the very top of the division, and prior to that they had claimed a 1-0 win over Cardiff City to boot.
Mark Robins has got his side back on track then, although their games in hand and lack of wins early on means that they are still rooted in the drop zone as things stand. They’re no longer propping the league up but still need a few more points to climb out of the bottom three.
One important player in that win over Sheffield United was Martyn Waghorn, who came off the bench to bag the winner from the penalty spot. He’s been a bit of a super sub so far this campaign too, so it will be a worry to have seen him hobbling at the end of the game. The striker though has revealed to the club’s official website that he feels he ‘should be ok’ to continue playing and that the injury might not be too serious.
The 32-year-old has played five times in the Championship so far this season and has had to make do with mainly cameos off the bench. He’s making the most of it though and of course found the back of the net in that win over the Blades.

If he can keep getting goals that way then he will be happy but there might be a worry over his fitness for the next game after he pulled up against United. However, Waghorn has revealed that whilst he is set to get the injury assessed, he feels he should be ok to carry on playing for the club for now.
He said: “It’s not too bad. Straight after the goal the ball fell down in the middle of the park and I think I’ve just overstretched a little bit.
“It’s a tight hamstring but hopefully I should be ok, I’ll get it assessed tomorrow and I don’t know the outcome at the moment, but it doesn’t feel too bad.”

The Verdict
Martyn Waghorn isn’t a regular in the Coventry side right now, so him potentially being sidelined is not a huge blow for the Sky Blues.
The striker though remains a valuable option to have in the squad, even if it is off the bench. He’s bagged a goal against Sheffield United – the winner no less – that proves as much and he can still be useful if Coventry need to switch up their attack and change plan midway through a game.
Luckily then, the forward feels his injury isn’t too bad. Whilst it might potentially mean he can’t play much of a part at the weekend, it might mean he is available again for the fixture after that. It’s good news for the club, who are already aware of the value of good squad depth in the Championship.

Waghorn then can still play his part and still bag his goals on occasion this season.
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