Johnson will consider options after injuries to experienced pair
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson could scour the loan market to cover injuries to an experienced duo, but faces a race against time to complete any signings by tomorrow.
Striker James Hayter and captain Jamie McAllister are unlikely to be fit to face Colchester United after failing to complete Saturday's 1-1 npower League One draw with Doncaster Rovers.
Hayter left the pitch on a stretcher after kicking an opponent's boot, and McAllister landed awkwardly on his ankle on a bare pitch.
Johnson is yet to discover the expected length of their respective absences, but was already thinking how to temporarily replace them.
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"We will have to look at it, that's for sure, and we have left places to do that sort of thing [sign loanees]," said Johnson.
"Whether we have got time to do it before Tuesday is another thing, but we are going to have to work hard in the next couple of days to see what is available right now.
"We have sort of got enough to start the game and have three substitutes. We knew this was going to happen at some stage.
"Jamie was on nine bookings and I so wanted him to push the referee on his way off and get a booking so could miss those games when he was inured, but I couldn't quite get the message out to him.
"That would have been clever, but it didn't happen and unfortunately he is going to miss a couple injured."
Johnson added the coming days could also be crucial in the futures of Crystal Palace loanee Kwesi Appiah and Reuben Reid, who soon ends a month on loan at Plymouth Argyle.
Adding that Hayter's injury could play a part in a decision on Appiah, Johnson said: "We have just got to have a chat on the bus [travelling back from Doncaster] and tomorrow [Sunday] and see what our options are.
"Reuben doesn't end until Tuesday and Kwesi isn't until Saturday, so we have still got a little bit of time to think about those decisions."
Despite Yeovil failing to take maximum points for the first time in nine outings, Johnson was satisfied with a battling draw.
"I think you have to in the cold light of day," he said. "When you have had eight wins, you get used to winning and you get disappointed when you are going away with just a point.
"But to be honest we have played a rival team up there in the play-offs away from home and it was a very difficult pitch to play on.
"Neither team really had any sustained quality work, it was all about battling, making sure you stayed in the game and good defending, and that's what both teams did.
"In the end 1-1 was probably a fair result on the way things went, but it's probably a better result for us than them because they were home and we're still unbeaten."