Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Whitney Happy to Play it Safe as Osbourne Continues to Make Progress

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet League One clash with Bury, and has discussed Saddlers midfielder Isaiah Osbourne, who has started the season strongly after missing the entire 2014/15 campaign through injury.
Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet League One clash with Bury, and has discussed Saddlers midfielder Isaiah Osbourne, who has started the season strongly after missing the entire 2014/15 campaign through injury.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Jon said; "He has been out for nearly a year and gets a little bit of swelling after each game. I knew for the first six to eight weeks I would have to manage him.

"I would love to put him back in but then I would be putting his career at risk and I have to be responsible. You have to sometimes control when he plays and for the first month it is going to be one game a week.

"I have to look after him, he has to gradually progress the knee forward and I think in a month’s time he will be ready for two games a week. For now, one game a week was always the plan."

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