Cheltenham Town head coach Gary Johnson has told the club website that Jordan Cranston will be out for a while after suffering an injury in the 2-2 draw with Luton Town.
The Robins picked up a good result after holding this impressive Luton side to a draw but they got bad news in the first half as Cranston was stretchered off. Many fans were hoping for good news that he might not be out for the next three to four weeks but Johnson has now confirmed he will be out for some time after picking up a hamstring injury.
But Johnson did not dwell on this bad news, urging Cranston’s replacement Daniel O’Shaughnessy to take his chance in the first team to impress. He certainly did when he came on as a substitute as he helped set up Jamie Grimes for the first equaliser in the match and Johnson has said he wants more of that now that he will get a run in the team.
He said: “It looks like a hamstring with Jordan so he could be out for three or four weeks,”
“It’s gutting really because it’s a long time until January when we can change things.”
“However, Dan O’Shaughnessy has had a couple of good games – three good games when he’s come in and he gets his opportunity now.”
“I thought he did all right today and he did all right at Newport too as a left-sided wing back.”
“We’re sorry to lose Cranners, but it gives O’Shaughnessy an opportunity.”