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Saturday 20 September 2014

Hamstring injury rules Reid out for three weeks

Published 20/03/2014 | 02:30

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Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid has been ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring injury
Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid has been ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring injury

ANDY Reid faces a three-week spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed that he tore his hamstring against Doncaster last Saturday.

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The Dubliner was making his first start since an earlier than expected recovery from a hernia issue when he suffered the setback which comes at a dreadful time for the Championship promotion chasers.

Reid is arguably Billy Davies' most important player and they face a battle to finish in the play-off positions, sitting in sixth place with 10 matches remaining.

The play-offs are set to have a heavy Irish flavour, with options for Martin O'Neill involved with all the primary contenders. QPR were hoping to go up automatically, but look likely to be part of the end-of-season drama as they now sit 10 points behind Burnley following a 3-0 loss at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.

Richard Dunne made the headlines for all the wrong reasons when he was sent off for a professional foul on his former Irish colleague Leon Best.

Dunne was rested for Ireland's friendly with Serbia last month, while Reid missed out with injury. Both are in O'Neill's plans for the summer, but a Wembley date would curtail their availability.

Irish Independent

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