Search

Team News: Oxford United v Dagenham & Redbridge – Murphy comeback delayed

17:00 29 August 2014

Daggers

Daggers' Rhys Murphy in action against Oxford United last season. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

Daggers boss Wayne Burnett has no new injury concerns ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Oxford United, but the comeback of striker Rhys Murphy has been delayed slightly.

Murphy, the Daggers 13-goal top marksman from last season, picked up a hip injury last March.

And though the 23-year-old striker has been back in training for the past few weeks, he has been suffering from some inflammation round the hip on his road to recovery.

An initial date of the first week of September had been set for the former Arsenal man, but that has now been put back for at least a fortnight.

“Rhys is getting a little bit of inflammation around the hip joint,” said Burnett. “At the moment he’s having one day one day off but he should still be on course for the second or third week of September.”

Striker Christian Doidge (foot) was awaiting test results to discover the extent of his injury picked up in the pre-match warm-up at Hartlepool United, but the boss it’s would that it would only reveal bruising.

Elsewhere, former Oxford defender Damian Batt is likely to miss out despite returning to training following his adductor injury, while the U’s fixture will have come too soon for midfielder Billy Bingham (shins), who was back in light training this week.

“Christian is having a scan on the injury, but we hope the injury isn’t as bad and that it’s just a bruised foot and that he can return as soon as possible,” said Burnett.

“Damian trained Tuesday and did so again yesterday but it may be too soon for Saturday. Billy started back on Tuesday but he’s a long way behind and may need a couple of weeks or so.”

Other than that, the Daggers will be without long-term absentees Rhys Murphy (hip) and Zavon Hines (knee).

Murphy was hoping to be back for the opening week in September, but has received a slight setback in his bid to return.

Daggers’ top goalscorer from last season has been out since March, and despite returning to training has suffered an inflammation around the hips which he has had surgery on.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

Yesterday, 21:35
The Essex squad pose in their NatWest T20 Blast kit at Chelmsford (pic: PA)

Rain cannot dampen Ravi’s mood too much

Yesterday, 13:00
Craig Robson of Dagenham & Redbridge challenges Leyton Orient's Ollie Palmer for the ball (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers centre back excited to get going after joining from Bognor Regis Town

Yesterday, 09:00
Emdad Rahman (left) poses with Scintilla's Iqbal Patel after his match winning knock on debut for his new club

Latest from the Essex County League Premier Division

Thu, 22:41
Essex's Ashar Zaidi

Pakistan all-rounder Ashar Zaidi blazed an unbeaten half-century to strengthen Essex’s chances of joining Middlesex in the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals.

West Ham team for Europa League clash with NK Domzale

The Hammers looked rusty as they were beaten in the Europa League despite Mark Noble strike

Thu, 15:30
Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge is hugged by Chris Assombalonga after scoring against Leyton Orient (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2016/17 season

Thu, 13:30
Barking boss Glen Golby issues instructions to his team (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Blues boss Golby expects Mayesbrook Park club to be among those challenging at the top

Thu, 09:00
Anthony Upton celebrates after claiming the English super-lightweight title (pic: Hatton Promotions)

One third of Upton clan congratulated by brothers after success

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now