Yeovil Town's Jamie McAllister suffers a reaction to his knee injury
Yeovil Town’s Jamie McAllister could spend another spell on the sidelines after aggravating a knee injury in a friendly with Plymouth Argyle where the Glovers cast their eye over a former Arsenal youngster.
The Yeovil captain played 45 minutes of the behind-closed-doors clash at Huish Park before limping off at the break.
Ex-Gunner Conor Henderson gave the Championship hosts the lead with a stunning 20-yard break before Kieffer Moore doubled the lead after the break with a towering header.
Left-back McAllister missed the entire of pre-season with a knee problem that was aided by an anti-inflammatory injection and orthotic insole. He was an unused substitute at Southend United and against Birmingham City.
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Manager Gary Johnson said: “It was a good game but I think Macca’s struggling a little bit, he’s had a bit of a relapse of his injury and it doesn’t feel quite right.
“That’s why we need these games because we can’t afford to do that in proper games. It was a bit of a sharpener, all of them showed that they have got something about them.
“Every pro out there showed a little bit and that they’re all still getting up to scratch for what we’re looking for.”
Republic of Ireland under-21 international Henderson left the Emirates in the summer and lasted an hour of his first game since the end of the season.
Johnson added: “You can see that he’s not quite fit just yet so we’re really just having a look at him because we were asked to have a look at him.
“He’s been a top player, of course, but he’s had a cruciate ligament injury, which is a big injury, and we’re just taking a look.
“We gave him an hour today and you could see the Arsenal in him. Of course, he’s a long way away from match fitness at the moment.”
Yeovil head to Burnley under no pressure on Saturday and with neutrals still under-rating their ability according to Byron Webster.
The Glovers have enjoyed a mixed start to life in the Championship, proving their ability in performances against Millwall and Birmingham City but having just one win and one goal to show for their efforts.
Webster said: “Everyone underrates us, I think. We’ve kept two clean sheets and on Saturday it was a sloppy goal and it could’ve been three clean sheets on the bounce.
“There’s no pressure on us. I know it’s an old cliché but nobody expects anything from us.”