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Welsh side Wrexham has taken a massive blow during their ongoing League Two campaign. The team’s depth has taken another hit as Steven Fletcher has been ruled out for the coming months, owing to injury. Manager Phil Parkinson touched down on his case, stating that Fletcher would undergo surgery.

This is a colossal blow for Wrexham, who were slowly starting to find momentum during their ongoing campaign. They are currently placed 3rd in the league table after sixteen games. With two-thirds of the season remaining, Wrexham will hope this does not derail their season.

Phil Parkinson touches down on Steven Fletcher’s injury

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Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson addressed the media in a press conference this weekend. The side has done a commendable job despite their season being marred with injuries to key players. The likes of Ryan Barnett, and Jordan Tunnicliffe, amongst others are already set to miss the coming weeks.

During his recent interview, the manager Phil Parkinson provided an update on the players while adding another name to the list of absent players. “Jordan is not serious, but it is going to keep him out for a few weeks. Aaron is making good progress, and it is days rather than weeks with him. Steven has had a problem with his knee and the specialist has decided he needs an operation.”

Parkinson then elaborated, stating that Steven Fletcher is at a point where he is in absolute need of surgery to keep going further.

“He just hyper-extended it after being here three or four weeks and has been trying to get on with it but unfortunately it has got to the point where he can’t carry on any longer, so he is having surgery. We won’t know the extent of the time he is going to be out until the surgeon has performed the operation.”

The club had signed Fletcher in the closing days of the transfer window to act as the backup for Paul Mullin. The striker has made 8 appearances for the side, finding the back of the net twice. With the player hyper-extending his knee, he is the latest in line to join a string of Wrexham players on the physio’s table.

Wrexham finds itself on the receiving end of injury issues

Wrexham has been on the receiving end of injuries for the past few weeks with key names out owing to injuries. Defenders Ryan Barnett and Eoghan O’Connell have been ruled out for the next eight weeks due to muscle issues.

Meanwhile, fellow defender Jordan Tunnicliffe was available for the game against Notts Country but injured himself during practice before the game. Adding more to their misery, another defender Aaron Hayden has been out with hamstring issues and has missed the last three games. Apart from the defenders, goalkeeper Rob Lainton is also out with injuries, with no update on his return.

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Manager Phil Parkinson is unsurprisingly frustrated at the situation but knows it’s something that the team has to deal with.

“It is frustrating for us, but we have just got to contend with it. Other clubs have also got injuries. Sometimes they come together, but it is about dealing with them. There are certain injuries you just can’t do anything about and you have got to accept that over the course of the season, a certain percentage of the squad are going to be out,” said the gaffer.

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Wrexham will hope that they can continue to fire despite injuries to key players on their squad.

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Saurabh Saket is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. While Saket has been an ardent fan for a while, his passion for the sport stems from FIFA 17 which featured Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus on its cover. With dreams of standing as a part of the Yellow Wall at Signal Iduna Park, Saket loves to write about the game from a fan’s perspective giving his take on recent happenings.
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Jayant Chhabra