Injury blow hits Whelan

Last Updated: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 07:00
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Glenn Whelan says he will do all he can to be fit for the Swansea game after suffering a recurrence of his hamstring problem.

Whelan has been struggling through injury that has resulted in him being left out of Mark Hughes' side this season, but returned to action against Southampton on Saturday.

However, the Republic of Ireland international felt a twinge in his hamstring and the decision was made to take him off at half time, with Wilson Palacios coming on to replace him.

Whelan was hugely disappointed but insists he will do all he can to be fit for the Swansea game.

"It's been disappointing," Whelan told the Sentinel. "I've worked so hard to get back into the team then had to come off injured. It's just not going for me this year.

"The little bit of luck you need to have is not going for me, but I'll work hard this week to get fit for next Sunday at Swansea.

"I've had a hamstring injury for the last couple of weeks that just won't go away. I trained on Thursday and Friday and felt great, but after half an hour I felt it again.

"I probably could have played on, but I didn't want to go out there and make mistakes which would have let the lads down. I think it was the right decision."

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