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Stu to miss out again?

6 March 2014

Skipper Stuart Lewis remains a doubt for Saturday’s visit of Hartlepool as he continues his recovery from a hamstring problem.

The midfielder has missed Wanderers’ last two games because of the injury, and could be forced to watch from the sidelines again this weekend.

“Stu will tell you that he’s fit and he’ll play through anything, but that’s Stu,” boss Gareth Ainsworth told Chairboys Player.

“Supporters see his hard work and he will do twice as much running as some people. He’s whole-hearted, but that can come at a cost sometimes and he will play through injuries for you because he just wants to win.

“There was no way that he would leave himself out of the team without a win, so as soon as we got the Chesterfield win I think Stu went ‘I need a rest now’.

“I think a lot of Stu, he’s a good character and a good captain, but we won’t risk him. His hamstring has to be right for him to be back and there are plenty of games left.

“Stu is close, but we’ll see how he is for Saturday – he might just miss out.”

There is some good news on the injury front with Charles Dunne stepping up his recovery from a fractured tibia.

Ainsworth added: “Charles is out there running now, which is brilliant to see as he’s a huge loss for us.

“When Kortney went the ideal replacement would have been Charles Dunne because he can play left side centre-half or left-back. He’s a great utility player at the back and if he was fit he would have been in the thick of things.

“He’s got some building up to do which is the same with any broken leg, but he’s a tough character and he’ll be back.

“I’m really hoping we’ll see him in a Wycombe shirt again because he’s a top player and a top lad.”

Ainsworth can once again call upon Reece Styche after the striker returned from international duty with Gibraltar, but Gary Doherty and Tommy Fletcher are unavailable.

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