England Hockey head coach, Crutchley, is hopeful that Ashley Jackson will have recovered from a shoulder injury in time for their next pivotal match against Malaysia, which is a must win for England in their World Cup quest to go through past the group stages.
Jackson, former young player of the year, struggled in their firey match against India yesterday, where England won 2-1 in the dying minutes of the game in dramatic fashion.
Crutchley is keen on ensuring Jackson is back on top form as soon as possible, especially with difficult matches this week against Australia and Belgium.
Crutchley has told Team GB:
“Ashley’s got a problem with his shoulder. As you can see he’s not flicking the ball. The one he did flick caused some pain. Hopefully with two more days off, Ashley can recover in time for the Malaysia game.”
With 4 points under their belts now, Barry Middleton’s boys are feeling hopeful going into their next game against Malaysia and then the rest of their group.