No Time-Scale On Diouf Lay-Off

Mame Diouf

PAUL LAMBERT has refused to put a timescale on Mame Diouf’s injury lay-off.

The Senegalese international was forced out of the action last weekend after sustaining a shoulder injury during the goalless draw with Southampton.

Initial prognosis suggested the forward could be set for a long spell on the sidelines, although Lambert refused to back up those claims.

“We are not in too bad a situation on the injury front to be honest, apart from Mame we are pretty much ok,” he said.

“I don’t want to put a timescale on anything at the moment, we will just see how he is and then take things from there."

“He is doing ok, which is positive, and we have other striking options, so I am not worried.

“We have guys in the squad who are doing everything they can to help turn some of these draws into victories, and I can’t fault them.”

The Scotsman also confirmed Kevin Wimmer is making good progress as he continues to build-up his fitness levels, having failed to feature in Premier League action since mid-January.

“Kevin needs a little bit more fitness to get to the standard I expect – we have had a good chat and he has been fantastic,” he added. 

“To be fair to him he is working incredibly hard to get there, and he is getting into my way of thinking.”