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Fisher and Wedlake edging closer to Plymouth Albion return

David Fisher

PLYMOUTH Albion could be boosted by the return of David Fisher and Robin Wedlake for this Saturday’s National One match against Cinderford (2pm).

South African forward Fisher (pictured) has yet to play a league game for Albion after damaging his knee in a pre-season fixture, while winger Wedlake has not featured since injuring his ankle in the opening minutes of the club’s first away match of the season at Hull Ionians.

Both players trained yesterday and Albion are hopeful the pair will continue to progress during the week.

Fisher is pencilled in to start Plymouth’s development match away at Taunton next Tuesday night, but director of rugby Graham Dawe has not ruled him out of featuring this weekend.

“Dave did his first contact session last night in a controlled environment,” said Dawe. “He’s been running individually and with the team and it’s just a case of stepping it up and assessing him on Wednesday.

“He is going to lack match fitness. The plan is that he starts next Tuesday night, but this weekend could be an option if he gets through training on Wednesday.”

Whether Fisher is included this weekend might depend on the fitness of other forwards. Albion, already missing Royal Navy players Jarrad Hayler and Seti Raumakita, were without Andy Chesters last weekend and Dan Collier had to come off at Blaydon.

Meanwhile, Albion are hopeful Wedlake can return to boost their back options. The club were down to their final fit, registered back last weekend at Blaydon.

“Robin is back training,” said Dawe. “He will train again today and if he has no reaction he will go flat out on Wednesday.”


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