Fracture for Pett and possible surgery for Marriott

Tom Pett

Tom Pett - Credit: Archant

Stevenage boss Graham Westley has revealed that striker Adam Marriott may have to have surgery and midfielder Tom Pett has a leg fracture.

Speaking after Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat to Oxford United, Westley added he also was waiting for the result of a scan on Chris Whelpdale to determine the extent of his injury.

Of the attacking trio, Westley said: “They’re all in a spot of bother.

“They have all been massive for us in our recent run.

“Marriott puts the ball in the back of the net, we knew that before we signed him, we’ve seen that since he’s been here in pre-season and when we’ve had him fit in the league he always looks likely.

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“It’s disappointing to lose him we’re not quite sure how bad or how long its going to be, but it looks like he’s going to have to go under the knife and it could be that his season is over.

“Petty, we’ve had some better news, he’s got a fracture, but it’s likely not to keep him out for as long as we first thought.

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“Whelps we are still waiting for a scan result to see where he’s at.

“So [that’s] three big players for us and obviously we’re disappointed to lose them.”

Ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two trip to Mansfield Town, Westley moved to add reinforcements on Monday’s transfer deadline day with the loan additions of Cardiff City striker Danny Johnson and QPR winger Bruno Andrade, who played for Boro in a similar deal last season.

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