Owen Garvan hoping to be fit for Colchester’s clash with Walsall

Owen Garvan, back in training this morning

Owen Garvan, back in training this morning - Credit: Su Anderson

Owen Garvan is hopeful of being passed fit for Colchester United’s home game against Walsall this Saturday.

Influential midfielder Garvan missed last weekend’s 5-0 defeat at Wigan, and then limped off early in the second half on his return on Tuesday night, in the 2-1 home win over Port Vale.

Ex-Ipswich Town favourite Garvan picked up a hip injury.

“Owen (Garvan) has trained this morning,” revealed U’s boss Tony Humes.

“I think he’s still a bit sore, but he should be OK this weekend.”

With regards his other injured players, Humes continued: “Chris Porter was not involved on Tuesday evening, because of a knee injury.

“He’s going to be OK to resume training next week, but won’t be training for the rest of this week.

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“Gavin Massey is showing good signs of improvement (following a calf injury). He’s not as long term as we initially thought.

“It’s been positive for Gavin this week, and hopefully he will start training again next week, with a view to being back in contention for the following weekend (trip to Doncaster),” added Humes.

Centre-half Frankie Kent will return to the squad this weekend, after missing the Vale game through a succession of minor injuries. The centre-half should be on the bench.

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