Brentford unsure when McEachran will return

Brentford are unsure whether Josh McEachran will play again this season.

The 24-year-old midfielder suffered an ankle injury at Sheffield Wednesday last month and was expected to be out for a relatively short period.

Brentford head of medical Neil Greig told the club’s website: “We had a positive scan 48 hours after Josh’s injury but after 10 days the injury was not following the path which the scan suggested.

“A second scan showed a more significant injury. This has slowed down his progress.

“In the next 10 days we want to get him running outside. We hope Josh will recover fully before the end of the season but it won’t be in the next week or two.”

Meanwhile, Lewis Macleod is to see the same specialist that helped Scott Hogan recover from a long-term knee injury – US-based Bill Knowles – after suffering another devastating career setback last October.

Macleod was in excellent form before his injury

Greig said: “From the end of January Lewis’ workload has increased and he is in a positive place. The next phase for him will be in Philadelphia with Bill Knowles – a renowned reconditioning coach.

“Lewis will spend two weeks there. Bill’s work will prepare Lewis for a return to running. The staff are not putting time scales on Lewis’ return to action.”

Alan Judge will see his consultant in two weeks’ time – a full year since his horrific double leg-break – to determine if he can return to full contact training.