Date: 18th February 2015 at 3:50pm
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Robbie Neilson has explained that we will take no risks at all with the fitness of striker Osman Sow as he continues to struggle from spasms in his thigh.

Speaking to the Edinburgh News our head coach explained that simply put he wouldn’t be rushed back into action if he wasn’t 100% fit because he knows we’ll need him in the run in in what will hopefully be our Championship winning campaign.

The 24 year old was set for a return of some kind in the game last weekend against Livingston, but he had to be ruled out again as his thigh tightened up on Friday and the gaffer confirmed he would give him as much rest as needed so we avoided another situation where he tears the thigh muscle and potentially spends another three months out like he did between October and January of this campaign.

‘Osman is just taking a wee bit of time get back from this thigh problem. He’ll do some training this week with a view to being ready. I just didn’t want to take the risk with him at the weekend.’

The head coach went on to say that he had trained well on Thursday and Friday, but then on Friday after training he felt some tightness so he took the decision to be ultra cautious.

‘He’s had a recurrence of the problem before and we don’t want it happening again. It’s the same thigh, although a bit higher up this time. It’s just a spasm from the problem before which is hurting a little bit. It would be good to get him back as soon as we can but there are still twelve games to go.’

Far more sensible for him to miss another weekend and get right for his return, rather than missing a longer period of time and we hit crunch point.


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