Danny Cowley has provided an injury update on young defender Liam Vincent…
Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley has revealed that there has been ‘positive news’ regarding Liam Vincent’s shin injury, with the defender signed from Bromley this summer now set to see a specialist.
“He has had some positive news with his scan, which showed the stress response had improved, and now we are just in the hands of the specialist as to whether we can push forward with his rehab.
“First and foremost, we need to get him back on the training pitch, and he is just a baby really.
“Full-time training with the young ones can be really demanding, going from age group football to training two to three times a week, to training every day, and that puts a different demand on your body.
“He has probably just felt that and his body needs a more gradual progression.”
This update from the Pompey boss could get fans excited at the prospect of finally being able to see Vincent play a competitive game for the club.
Going off these comments from Cowley, a return to training may not be too far away for the defender, which is a promising sign ahead of a return to League One action for the club next weekend.
With the games set to amp up in the upcoming months, Cowley will need as many players at his disposal as possible to be able to rotate and rest his squad. Therefore, Vincent’s return could be a boost for the club as he could slot in at left-back when needed, gaining some valuable match action and providing cover for Lee Brown.
Given his lack of experience at senior level, at the age of 18, it is hard to say with any degree of certainty that Vincent will be a success at Fratton Park, but the club thought enough of him to bring him in.
This cloud of mystery could cause excitement, though, as he will come into the side as an unknown quantity and fans should be eager to see what he is capable of.