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Albion winger Wedlake to miss Fylde match

Robin Wedlake

ROBIN WEDLAKE is set to miss Plymouth Albion’s home match against Fylde on Saturday due to injury.

The Cornwall winger limped off after 13 minutes of Albion’s 25-21 defeat at Hull last weekend after damaging his ankle in a tackle.

However, the better news for Albion is that giant lock Dan Collier should be fit to face Fylde, while the club are also hoping hooker James Penman may make the game after a head injury he picked up against Rosslyn Park. Both Collier and Penman had missed the trip to Hull.

“Robin is not going to make the weekend,” said director of rugby Graham Dawe. “But Dan is looking hopeful. He did a light training session yesterday and we’re hoping he’ll be okay.

“We won’t know about James Penman until Thursday. We will give him as long as possible, but we will probably need to name a hooker by Thursday.”

Backs Jake Murphy and Elliot Bale also picked up knocks at Hull and have missed training this week but it is expected they will be fit.

However, South African summer signing David Fisher is still no closer to making his debut for the city side.

The highly-rated 22-year-old damaged his knee in pre-season and has not been able to feature in National One.

“He is booked in for a scan this week,” revealed Dawe. “We can’t really worry about it until we know what it is. His knee might get better with the rehab programme he’s doing. We are just keeping our fingers crossed for him, but he’s not going to be ready for this weekend.”

Albion are planning a World Cup special day for Saturday’s match with Fylde.

They have invited the Namibian team, who are using Plymouth as a base, to the game, while they will also be showing the England v Wales match in their bars afterwards.

Meanwhile, the National One club have also announced that any supporters who attend Saturday’s game at Brickfields will be able to get into Monday evening’s development match between Albion and Cornwall for free on production of their ticket stub or season ticket.


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