Football:Docherty out of Games

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The 19-year-old suffered a burst appendix at the weekend and after being rushed to hospital by ambulance he underwent an operation on Saturday evening.

He is expected to remain in hospital for about a week.Jersey manager Dave Matthews, who today named Trinity midfielder Allan Brown as Docherty’s replacement, said: ‘Jordan phoned me to say he was going to miss training on Saturday morning because he thought he had food poisoning.

‘His mother later telephoned to say he had been rushed to hospital.’Jordan was a big part of my plans, we’ve played a couple of games recently and he was shaping up very well.

‘He had not missed a training session since we began our preparation for the Games in Guernsey weeks ago and he was looking sharp.

Unfortunately now he is unable to take part and everyone in the squad wishes him a speedy recovery.’Matthews visited Docherty in hospital on Sunday and although the youngster’s spirits were down, he was comfortable and the hospital staff had said that his fitness would help him to recover quickly.U21 Muratti winner Brown has had a good season for flybe.

Combination Division I and Channel Islands champions Trinity together with winning the man-of-the-match award in the Upton Park victory against Vale Rec.Matthews said: ‘Allan’s a fit little lad.

He’s played in both matches against the Games squad recently and he will be a useful addition as he can play anywhere on the left hand side or centre midfield.Docherty is the second squad member to pull out on the eve of the Games after defender David Lloyd announced he could not go for personal reasons.

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