Date: 11th December 2013 at 11:53pm
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Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge could still return and continue his loan spell at Crewe Alexandra.

“We’re hoping he can get back before the loan finishes” – Steve Davis

The 23-year-old was recently forced to return to parent club Fulham for treatment on a quad muscle injury and expected to be out of action beyond his 1st January loan expiry date.

However, the Philippines international might yet recover in time to play in the Alex’s New Year’s Day home meeting with Carlisle United.

“Neil has gone back to Fulham and we are hoping he will get back just prior to the end of his loan period, maybe for the last game,” manager Steve Davis told the Stoke Sentinel . “I’ve had contact with his goalkeeping coach at Fulham and we’ll also try to speak to Neil to see how he’s progressing.

“He has one-to-one physiotherapy down there which should speed up his recovery,” he added. “We’re hoping he can get back before the loan finishes, and we’ll review it going into January.”

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