Yeovil Town midfielder Jean-Paul Kalala is considered to be a major doubt ahead of tomorrow evening's match against Carlisle United at Brunton Park. The players made the mammoth midweek trip today, stopping overnight in the area, but it may well be that they will have to take to the field without the Congolese midfielder.
Kalala has been suffering with a hip injury over the past month or so and came off midway through the second half of Yeovil Town's 4-0 win over Hartlepool United. Manager Terry Skiverton hasn't ruled him out of game, but is believes it will go to the wire:
"JP is struggling but we're going to give it as long as possible. Hopefully he'll be fit, but we need to keep assessing him and hopefully he'll be all right and make the game. He should be all right for the weekend, but with this one, with the games being so close together and with all the travelling as well, it was a case that we just needed to monitor him and make sure he was OK."
Skiverton added that he would not be taking any risks with Kalala, pointing out that if he forced him into playing against the Cumbrians, then he would run the possibility of the midfielder aggravating the problem and ending up out for much longer:
"What we can't afford to do is to have him coming all the way up here, doing it, and then coming all the way back again. It really does put pressure on him and on the hip. What we can't afford to do is to be forcing him to play and then having him out for two or three games."
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