Duo gutted for Hamshaw

Last updated : 10 January 2005 By Andy Parsons

The winger, who has played well on an unfamiliar left-hand side role recently, pulled up sharply against Swindon in the 2-0 victory on Saturday and was carried off the field on a stretcher.

It is an all too familiar sight for Hamshaw and Wednesday fans alike but fortunately this injury is not as bad as the knee problems which have kept him on the sidelines for nearly two years.

Both Patrick Collins and David Lucas sympathise with his plight though and believe that he can come back stronger.

Collins told Footymad: “Fingers crossed for Hammy, we wish him all the best. Hamstrings can be bad, I’ve had one but I was back three weeks later but we all have to look after ourselves and get fit again so good luck to him.

Lucas added: “It is a shame for Matt. Like a few other players in the team, he was getting used to playing regularly after he has been out for about two years. It is a kick in the teeth for him but hopefully one which will make him more determined for when he does get fit.”

More from Patrick and David this week as the young defender talks about getting back into the team while the goalkeeper praises the impact one particular player has made recently.