On loan Burton Albion forward Jacob Blyth has been ruled out until April with injury.

Blyth, who joined the Brewers in August from Premier League strugglers Leicester City, suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 3-1 away win at Cheltenham Town. The striker has so far made 25 appearances this season, scoring five goals.

22 year old Blyth has had a series of loan spells in the lower leagues, including a previous spell at the Pirelli Stadium, and made his second Burton debut in the League Cup giant-killing of QPR earlier in the season. The promotion hopefuls are currently second in League Two and face Oxford United on Saturday. Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

It’s a big blow. Hopefully he will heal a little bit quicker. He was just getting his rhythm, especially with Stuart (Beavon). They like playing with each other.”

However, Hasselbaink feels that his squad has sufficient strength in depth for Albion to maintain their title challenge and secure promotion to League One for the first time in their history.

 


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