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Plymouth Albion hope South African lock Fisher can get back on track

David Fisher

SOUTH African lock David Fisher is to step up his training in an attempt to get his Plymouth Albion career back on track.

The 22-year-old former Natal Sharks forward has yet to play a competitive game for the National One club after damaging his knee in a pre-season match against Newton Abbot.

“He’s stepping up his rehab programme to see if he can put his injury disappointment behind him,” said director of rugby Graham Dawe.

“We just have to see how his knee reacts to a heavier workload.”

Dawe admits Fisher is frustrated that he has not been able to feature for the club yet.

“He has come over to play rugby, so he is disappointed,” said Dawe.

The Albion boss is still waiting to see if wingers Ethan Ford and Robin Wedlake will be fit for this Saturday’s league game against Esher at Brickfields.

Wedlake has missed Plymouth’s last two games after injuring his ankle at Hull Ionians, while Ford suffered a knee problem at Coventry on Saturday.

Ford is walking around and was able to coach youngsters yesterday, so Albion are optimistic he will okay to face Esher.

However, with fellow wingers Harrison Cully also out injured and Seti Raumakita away with the Royal Navy, Albion are considering recalling Jon Dawe from his loan spell at Launceton.

“It may be a case that Jon Dawe is on stand-by for this weekend,” said Dawe.


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