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Monday, July 16, 2007

Lee Camp Playing for Derby

Billy will not take risks with injured keeper Derby Evening Telegraph

First-choice keeper Stephen Bywater is unlikely to be risked in Derby County's pre-season game against Swiss side FC Chiasso tomorrow.
A slight groin strain forced him to sit out the weekend friendlies against Ilkeston Town and Stafford Rangers, and now he is set to miss the Chiasso clash to be played at the Rams' training camp in Italy.
"Stephen is on the mend and is not feeling any pain but I'm not sure there's any point rushing things at this stage," said manager Billy Davies.
Bywater did some jogging and light ball work with assistant physio Carl Butler last night, while the two other keepers, Lee Camp and Ben Hinchliffe, were put through their paces by Pete Williams and Alan Fettis, who is the latest addition to the backroom staff....
Camp and Hinchliffe could both taste action against Chiasso.
Camp played for an hour of Saturday's 5-1 victory at Ilkeston before being replaced by young Academy keeper Jake Kean.
Eighteen-year-old Hinchliffe, a recent signing after being released by Preston, played in the 1-1 at Stafford Rangers.
New signings Robert Earnshaw, Andy Todd and Claude Davis did not figure in the double-header.
But Davis is not able to play until he obtains a work permit.
The Jamaican defender joined Earnshaw and Todd for fitness testing at Moor Farm on Saturday morning.
All three have travelled with the squad to Italy for a six-day training camp. Davis cannot play against Chiasso tomorrow but Earnshaw and Todd are expected to be involved.
Defender Lewin Nyatanga and winger Lee Holmes have not made the trip to Italy.
Nyatanga could be out for 10 days after suffering a calf strain in the draw at Stafford.
Holmes returned from his trial with NAC Breda late last week and Davies says the 20-year-old impressed the Dutch club. Evening Telegraph

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