Vincent-Young ruled out after groin surgery

Town will be without Kane Vincent-Young for at least the next two weeks as the full-back has undergone surgery on his groin problem.

The former Colchester man was withdrawn early in the second half at Southend last Saturday due to the injury.

At last week’s ‘Meet the Club’ event, Town fitness coach Jim Henry told supporters that Vincent-Young has been in Doha, Qatar with physio Matt Byard seeing a specialist regarding his groin injury.

“Kane came through the operation okay,” Town boss Paul Lambert told the Club website.

Vincent-Young is the second Town player to have surgery on his groin, striker James Norwood underwent a similar operation during the last international break.

“It was the same situation as what [James] Norwood was in and hopefully it will be the same sort of timescale for his return. 

“It’s been hindering him but it’s not too severe. He will be okay and it won’t be long before he’s back.”

With Paul Lambert confirming this morning that key man Vincent-Young will be sidelined for two weeks we take along at potential options to fill the vacant role.

Luke Woolfenden

The Town academy product slotted into the right back role at Southend with James Wilson replacing KVY. A ball playing centre back is familiar with playing there and could be a better option for the game at Rochdale tomorrow allowing Lambert to stick with the 4-4-2.

Gwion Edwards

Gwion Edwards has been Vincent-Young’s deputy this season and if Lambert chooses to return to a 3-5-2 system. Edwards returned to his preferred winger role at Roots Hall last time out and we expect him to stay there, at least for tomorrow nights encounter.

Janoi Donacien

The forgotten man, a player who we thought could be inline for a move away come January, could this be his chance. The former Accrington man hasn’t started a league game since AFC Wimbledon visited Portman Road in August. If Lambert prefers to keep to a 4-4-2 system and Woolfenden is preferred as a partner to skipper Luke Chambers then don’t be surprised to see Donacien back in the fold.

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