Cobblers boss Wilder hoping Holmes injury is not serious

BIG CONCERN - Ricky Holmes is treated after going down injured in Saturday's match against Tranmere (Picture: Sharon Lucey)
BIG CONCERN - Ricky Holmes is treated after going down injured in Saturday's match against Tranmere (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

The Cobblers could be without Ricky Holmes for Tuesday night’s visit of Carlisle United to Sixfields after the winger suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s win over Tranmere.

Holmes limped off after 70 minutes of the win after falling awkwardly and hurting his knee, with his place taken by Chris Hackett.

The 27-year-old has been an influential player for Northampton since arriving in January, scoring three goals, two of which were winners in 1-0 victories.

Manager Chris Wilder is hopeful Holmes will not be out for a prolonged period of time and is waiting for an update from the club’s medical staff.

“We’ve got our fingers crossed for Ricky because we’ve had some big blows all through this season,” he said.

“If he wakes up and he feels okay then great but if not we have to take it on the chin and deal with it.

If Ricky wakes up and he feels okay then great but if not we have to take it on the chin and deal with it

Cobblers boss Chris Wilder

“He fell heavily on his knee and we’re hoping it’s nothing more than a slight twist or a jar.

“If it’s anything more than that then it’s going to be really disappointing because he’s been a very good player for us and you’ve seen the way the supporters have got behind him.

“The team is positive. On Saturday we were winning 1-0 and we were still looking to get the second goal because that’s how we want to play.”