Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has said that he is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with respect to injuries that midfielder Kevin Dawson and winger Joel Grant have suffered. Both have missed the opening pair of games during the 2014-15 season, with Grant having been ruled entirely out of the pre-season campaign with a foot injury that he sustained on a treadmill during an early pre-season fitness session.
The injury to Dawson was a much less serious one, with an ankle problem picked up during a pre-season friendly at Truro City putting him out for a couple of weeks, and so he should have half a chance of being fit for this weekend's trip to Gillingham, provided he gets through a Thursday training session without a reaction. However, Grant will probably have to wait until the end of the month for his first slice of competitive football:
"They're not a million miles away. Joel Grant is out of his (protective) medical boot now, and Kevin Dawson should be training on Thursday. Obviously they've both got a little bit to do. Daws would be starting on Thursday, and Granty maybe in a couple of weeks."
Striker AJ Leitch-Smith was dropped to the bench on Tuesday night, despite him being the club's leading scorer during pre-season matches. Gary revealed that the former Crewe Alexandra player had a slight knee problem that had been causing him discomfort and so they were trying to ration his game time somewhat:
"He's had a slight knock for a little while now on his knee, with the hard ground, and it just plays up every now and again. We just want to give him the opportunity for it to heal a little bit."
As yet, there's no exact timeframe put on a return for left-sided player Liam Davis, who is out with a broken wrist, sustained after a collision with Brendan Moloney during the second half of Saturday's home game against Doncaster Rovers.
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