Koeman hopeful over Baines

Thursday 27 October 2016  12 Comments  [Jump to last]

Ronald Koeman was hopeful that Leighton Baines would resume training again this week after requiring more time to rest a hamstring injury.

The fullback had been pencilled in to face Manchester City earlier this month but was absent from the squad that travelled to the Etihad and he missed the trip to Burnley last Saturday as well after feeling discomfort following a behind-closed-doors friendly at Finch Farm last week.

Baines was considered doubtful for this weekend's visit of West Ham United but Koeman will likely be questioned about the 31-year-old's availability at his pre-match press conference.

“I hope he will do some training next week and maybe he can be ready for the weekend,” the Dutchman had said after the defeat at Turf Moor.

UPDATE Baines and McCarthy are ruled out of Sunday's game against West Ham, both with hamstring injuries.


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Minik Hansen
1 Posted 27/10/2016 at 12:26:56
Good thing for Baines and the blues, that the game is on Sunday – extra rest for him. It's obvious that the team have been needing him. COYB.
Ian McDowell
2 Posted 27/10/2016 at 12:39:33
Great to have Baines back. Very important game on Sunday. Despite our recent poor form, we are just behind the pack of the so called big 5. Had we won just one of our recent games we'd be right up there.
Richard Dodd
3 Posted 27/10/2016 at 14:25:57
And had we won TWO more! But we didn't and have generally looked a poor side in the last five games. I rather think it will take more than Leighton's return to see us on the up!
Chris Williams
4 Posted 27/10/2016 at 14:29:53
It would be good to see a good performance in both halves for the first time this season with a fast start and not conceding first.

I can dream.

Mark Morrissey
5 Posted 27/10/2016 at 17:25:24
On another thread, I see Frank de Boer is doing well at Inter Milan. I think we dodged a bullet there. I would love to see Bainesy back for Sunday and kick start a revival.
Anthony Hughes
6 Posted 27/10/2016 at 17:42:55
Dodged a bullet with De Boer? Seem to have a similar record to us so far. We aren't bedazzling the Premier League with beautiful football either. De Boer probably needs a couple of transfer windows.
Mark Morrissey
7 Posted 27/10/2016 at 20:24:23
Well, we are top six, above Man Utd and he's about to be sacked. I'd say we are in a healthy position...

Would you swap our Ronald for their Ronald? Not sure I would.

Mark Morrissey
8 Posted 27/10/2016 at 20:41:17
Ha Ha... I meant to say Frank, not Ronald .There was a time when Frank was being talked about as our possible next manager but it seems he's a 'mare at Inter.
Peter Murray
9 Posted 27/10/2016 at 21:06:31
It's a big "may be". Any doubt rest him. The more games Oviedo can play the better he will become.
Geoff Evans
10 Posted 28/10/2016 at 08:10:01
Worried more about a pedestrian and under performing midfield than Bainsey being out, though I would like to see him back.
Terence Tyler
11 Posted 28/10/2016 at 08:40:46
Hope he is fit to play, as we are overdue a penalty award.
Dave Abrahams
12 Posted 28/10/2016 at 22:15:21
StIll out for at least another week.

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