Tilson: Kelly Hoyte & Hunt Face Fitness Tests

Last updated : 14 February 2011 By Neil Hobbs

On loan Reading star Julian Kelly, Arsenal loanee Gavin Hoyte and Notts County man Stephen 'tally ho' Hunt all face fitness tests ahead of the Aldershot game.

The walking wounded certainly seems to be mounting up in the short term although the good news is that the niggles are unlikely to affect the trios chances of staying on loan for the  full permitted terms (93 days).


Julian missed the second half against  Morecambe with a thigh injury, Hunt is just stiff, whilst Hoyte jarred his ankle after his studs stuck in the ground (I know).

Manager Steve Tilson blames fixture congestion as injuries begin to mount at Sincil Bank.

"I am just wary that we have played a lot of games in a short space of time and we are picking up injuries from that," said Tilson. "We will have to judge it and see how they all are. Whether they are short-term or long-term, I just don't know.Hunty, with the amount of games he has played, is just as stiff as a board. Gavin got his foot stuck in the ground in training and it knocked his knee out."