Idris El Mizouni could return as Lambert gives injury update

Town midfielder Idris El Mizouni could return to the squad for tomorrow’s game at Peterborough while ‘one or two’ other players are nursing knocks.

“I’ll see how he is this morning, he’d have played against Luton but for his ankle,” Lambert said when asked about teenager El Mizouni.

“I’ll see how he is this morning. He’s a big talent, a huge talent and he’s been doing really well, so I’ll see how he is.

“We’ve one or two other things at the minute, but we’ll assess them this morning and we’ll decide later on today who plays.”

Town have add a torrid time with injuries so far this season, but with Edwards starting for the first time this season on Tuesday and more minutes in the legs of Dozzell, Huws and Judge, Lambert is hoping to see more players return sooner rather than later.

“It’s football, you need a lot of luck in football, you can never say in a game what’s going to happen, whether it’s contact or a strained muscle, anything can happen.

“The frustrating thing is that lads were injured last season and it’s taken them longer to come back from it. They’re getting there, slowly but surely, but that’s just part and parcel of the game, I guess.”

Midfielder Jon Nolan was on the bench at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday but Lambert hasn’t said he is still a bit behind the others.

“Gwion is slightly ahead of what Nolan is,” Lambert added. “Nolan hasn’t played any games whatsoever and it was Gwion’s first 60 minutes the other night.

“It’s good to have them back, but they’re still a little bit off it regarding game time, but the good thing is they’re training with us now.”

On the likes of Edwards, Dozzell, Huws and Judge, who all started on Tuesday night, could they be in contention tomorrow:

“Maybe it’s a big ask,” he reflected. “Again, Idris being back, if he comes through everything OK, then it gives us another option there, but we’ll see how Gwion is.” 
He added: “Judge is the same. He’s not played that many games either and as I said before his game time is way down.

“It was Emyr’s first game in 21 or 22 months, Andre [Dozzell]’s just back – so Andre is probably the fittest out of everybody really, again I’ll look at it.” 

Other injured players include Toto Nsiala who Lambert is hopeful of a return in the next few weeks and has started running.

Meanwhile young duo Ben Folami (Achilles) and Ben Morris (ACL) are making good progress.

“Those lads are doing really well, they’re doing really well,” he said. “They had horrendous injuries those two, but they’re nowhere near ready for the first team or anything like that. They have to get their careers going again in the young team, but they’re doing really well.”