Pompey unsure of timeframe for Donohue absence

Pompey remain unsure when Dion Donohue will return from being sidelined by Glandular fever.

Thursday, 19th July 2018, 6:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th July 2018, 6:13 pm
Dion Donohue training before struck down with Glandular fever

The 24-year-old is currently unable to train as the illness continues to rule him out of Blues reckoning.

Having initially suffered with a blistered foot, it means Donohue has yet to feature during the pre-season friendly programme.

But while Kenny Jackett is unable to set a timeframe for the versatile performer's return, he is convinced the ex-Chesterfield man can soon catch up following his enforced absence.

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Dion Donohue training before struck down with Glandular fever

Pompey's boss said: '˜There is enough of the season ahead, so Dion can recover and make a big contribution.

'˜There's still enough time for him to build on what was a good first season last year. He has settled down and can go one better.

'˜Each individual is different in terms of getting over it, you have to give the individual concerned enough time to build up his strength.

'˜Having said that, I am talking like a medical expert and I am certainly not that!

'˜Dion feels slightly washed out sometimes when he trains. Sometimes he's coming in, but mainly he is resting.

'˜Hopefully his body recovers as quickly as possible and builds up the strength that he needs.

'˜There is no timeframe, it's something you have to take week by week and see how he feels.

'˜At the moment there's Dion and Ben Close absent. Keeping a complete squad fit is unlikely, but you work hard trying to keep the numbers down.'

                              '“ NEIL ALLEN