I'll be back, vows Arny

Paul Arnison limped off in the defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday

Paul Arnison limped off in the defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

Paul Arnison has warned TJ Moncur: You are only borrowing the right back shirt.

Arnison’s calf injury means Stuart McCall will be forced into his first change for seven league games when City head to Shrewsbury on Saturday.

Although his injury has been diagnosed as a more minor tear than was initially suspected, Arnison now faces being stuck on the sidelines for at least the next two matches.

Having played second fiddle for much of his time with Carlisle, the summer signing has no intention of missing out on any more action than necessary.

Arnison said: “It’s very frustrating because I’d just started to feel my way and was getting fitter and stronger with every game. But these things happen and TJ has got his chance now. I’m sure he will come in and do a good job.

“It’s up to me, when I’m fit again, to win my shirt back and that’s what I aim to do.

“Every footballer needs competition to keep them going and people fighting for the place. I had it last year with Carlisle and hopefully I can get back quickly to give the manager a tough decision to make.”

Arnison felt a twinge of pain early in the Bournemouth defeat as he chested a cross back to keeper Rhys Evans.

“I knew that something wasn’t right as I landed,” he added. “There was no point in trying to stretch it, so I got off early enough to hopefully not make it any worse.

“I’ve had the same thing before on my other leg and that kept me out for about five or six weeks. But I don’t think this time it’s as bad.

“I couldn’t walk on Saturday but it feels better now and hopefully it will be no more than a couple of weeks.”

Chris Brandon has had an injection in his ankle in a bid to speed up the recovery time from his latest setback.

The midfielder, who faces another fortnight out, is yet to feature at all since signing from Huddersfield after suffering two injuries.

McCall said: “The problem has been identified as a specific point so hopefully getting a jab in there will heal it quicker.

“Chris has been very unfortunate because both incidents were so innocuous and it would be nice to get him back as soon as we can.”

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10:33am Thu 25 Sep 08

Freddy says...

T J Moncur is here until January 09.( I Think?)
Whereas I wish Paul Arnison a speedy and full recovery. I would NOT like to see him rushing back into the first team contention. (Unless further injuries occur to other players.)
Perhaps this period of recovery could be used to improve Pauls' fitness, and in particular his speed.

Similarly, Chris Brandon needs to be fully fit, and it will take time for him to achieve 'Match Fitness'.
Also Dean Furman should now be considered for selection.
T J Moncur is here until January 09.( I Think?) Whereas I wish Paul Arnison a speedy and full recovery. I would NOT like to see him rushing back into the first team contention. (Unless further injuries occur to other players.) Perhaps this period of recovery could be used to improve Pauls' fitness, and in particular his speed. Similarly, Chris Brandon needs to be fully fit, and it will take time for him to achieve 'Match Fitness'. Also Dean Furman should now be considered for selection. Freddy
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12:01pm Thu 25 Sep 08

i wish i was as fast as joe says...

I agree completly with freddy there i personally think TJ is a better player but i feel that he doesn't put as good a cross in then Arniy. I sit in the midland rd stand and wen TJ crosses he doesn't look in the box he just puts it in there and hopes but with Arniy he has a wicked cross on him and i think he needs to be praised for the cross that mcihel Boulding scored from cos that was an awsum cross.
Kepp up the good performances city sat was an off day put that behind us and look to swip shwersberry off there feet. COME ON CITY FOR SAT
rule-poor exactly BOurmouth
I agree completly with freddy there i personally think TJ is a better player but i feel that he doesn't put as good a cross in then Arniy. I sit in the midland rd stand and wen TJ crosses he doesn't look in the box he just puts it in there and hopes but with Arniy he has a wicked cross on him and i think he needs to be praised for the cross that mcihel Boulding scored from cos that was an awsum cross. Kepp up the good performances city sat was an off day put that behind us and look to swip shwersberry off there feet. COME ON CITY FOR SAT rule-poor exactly BOurmouth i wish i was as fast as joe
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12:35pm Thu 25 Sep 08

gspot says...

i was very dissapointed in Arnison early on and even though i'm still not a massive fan he has improved and as said above he can deliver a good ball....i though TJ was excellent last season at CB and looked a good ball player but i wnder if he'll be as good at right back??

i'm interested in Bower at the minute cos although I would accept that he has been a very very good player for us over the years i look at his body language now and he doesn't look interested at all - when Bournemouth scored on sat he was awarming up close by and seemed to find it amusing...whats all that about?? does he still have a career at city?? i would never knock his loyal service other the years though - people thoughts would be interesting.

just read this over and it does seem very negative but not intended to be.
i was very dissapointed in Arnison early on and even though i'm still not a massive fan he has improved and as said above he can deliver a good ball....i though TJ was excellent last season at CB and looked a good ball player but i wnder if he'll be as good at right back?? i'm interested in Bower at the minute cos although I would accept that he has been a very very good player for us over the years i look at his body language now and he doesn't look interested at all - when Bournemouth scored on sat he was awarming up close by and seemed to find it amusing...whats all that about?? does he still have a career at city?? i would never knock his loyal service other the years though - people thoughts would be interesting. just read this over and it does seem very negative but not intended to be. gspot
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1:46pm Thu 25 Sep 08

fatbloke says...

Furman will start on Saturday for definate. Just been watching them train will not give to much away on here because don't want any beedy eyes from Shrewsbury seeing it but think a lot of you will be shocked with what you see. Come on City I can't wait.
Furman will start on Saturday for definate. Just been watching them train will not give to much away on here because don't want any beedy eyes from Shrewsbury seeing it but think a lot of you will be shocked with what you see. Come on City I can't wait. fatbloke
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2:12pm Thu 25 Sep 08

skippy says...

fatbloke wrote:
Furman will start on Saturday for definate. Just been watching them train will not give to much away on here because don't want any beedy eyes from Shrewsbury seeing it but think a lot of you will be shocked with what you see. Come on City I can't wait.
nothing would shock me not even the sacking of jacobs
[quote][bold]fatbloke[/bold] wrote: Furman will start on Saturday for definate. Just been watching them train will not give to much away on here because don't want any beedy eyes from Shrewsbury seeing it but think a lot of you will be shocked with what you see. Come on City I can't wait.[/quote]nothing would shock me not even the sacking of jacobs skippy
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2:22pm Thu 25 Sep 08

tyker says...

shocked-- so it is true that we have signed PAUL DEACON as our free kick, corner kick and penalty kick coach and that LEE SINNOTT has replaced Jacobs as first team coach is it?
shocked-- so it is true that we have signed PAUL DEACON as our free kick, corner kick and penalty kick coach and that LEE SINNOTT has replaced Jacobs as first team coach is it? tyker
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2:44pm Thu 25 Sep 08

gspot says...

tyker wrote:
shocked-- so it is true that we have signed PAUL DEACON as our free kick, corner kick and penalty kick coach and that LEE SINNOTT has replaced Jacobs as first team coach is it?
what you on about?

i can imagine the midfield will be a bit more crowded.
[quote][bold]tyker[/bold] wrote: shocked-- so it is true that we have signed PAUL DEACON as our free kick, corner kick and penalty kick coach and that LEE SINNOTT has replaced Jacobs as first team coach is it?[/quote]what you on about? i can imagine the midfield will be a bit more crowded. gspot
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6:53pm Thu 25 Sep 08

skippy says...

tyker wrote:
shocked-- so it is true that we have signed PAUL DEACON as our free kick, corner kick and penalty kick coach and that LEE SINNOTT has replaced Jacobs as first team coach is it?
hope the sinnot bit is right
[quote][bold]tyker[/bold] wrote: shocked-- so it is true that we have signed PAUL DEACON as our free kick, corner kick and penalty kick coach and that LEE SINNOTT has replaced Jacobs as first team coach is it?[/quote]hope the sinnot bit is right skippy
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11:24pm Thu 25 Sep 08

Waynus says...

Personally, I don't think TJ is any better than Arni. Both of them have been skinned this season. Admittedly, TJ is slightly quicker, but his positional sense is no better. Arni is the better of the two getting forward, as proved on Saturday when TJ did nothing despite using the space left by Colbeck's drifts into central midfield.
Personally, I don't think TJ is any better than Arni. Both of them have been skinned this season. Admittedly, TJ is slightly quicker, but his positional sense is no better. Arni is the better of the two getting forward, as proved on Saturday when TJ did nothing despite using the space left by Colbeck's drifts into central midfield. Waynus
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12:02am Fri 26 Sep 08

Spenvalleyspartan says...

Fuse their ability together together and I guess we wouldn't have a bad full back. I suppose their weaknesses compound the fact that its difficult to find a "complete player" in any position in this division.
Fuse their ability together together and I guess we wouldn't have a bad full back. I suppose their weaknesses compound the fact that its difficult to find a "complete player" in any position in this division. Spenvalleyspartan
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11:11am Fri 26 Sep 08

tyker says...

gspot--lighten up will you!!

can you not read or take a joke!!
gspot--lighten up will you!! can you not read or take a joke!! tyker
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