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Monday 16 Sep 2019
Hearts striker Conor Washington comes off with hamstring injury

Striker Conor Washington could be set for a spell on the sidelines after he picked up a hamstring injury in Hearts 3-2 home defeat to Motherwell at the weekend.

Following his exertions against Germany last week, the 27-year-old was named on the substitute’s bench, alongside Michael Smith, for the visit of Stephen Robinson’s side to Tynecastle.

After being introduced into the action shortly after the hour mark, he lasted a mere 19 minutes before leaving the field with a hamstring complaint. 

Also on the injury front, defender Craig Cathcart was absent from Watford’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Arsenal at Vicarage Road yesterday.

The former Manchester United player told the media on Friday that he picked up a thigh strain on international duty and that he expected to miss the Hornets next two league games. 

On the playing front, left-back Jamal Lewis enhanced his growing reputation after he starred in Norwich City’s shock 3-2 victory over current Premier League Champions Manchester City. Canaries’ boss Daniel Farke also named goalkeeper Michael McGovern among the substitutes.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old Eoin Teggart made his first-team debut for League One outfit Portsmouth in their 3-1 victory at home to Norwich City in the EFL Cup on Saturday. 

The teenager, who is still only a second-year Scholar at Fratton Park, spoke exclusively to irishfa.com after the game. “I only found out on Friday morning that I was going to be starting. 

“Last season I saw a couple of the 2nd year scholars make their debuts in the Checkatrade Trophy so it was something I was aiming for this season.

“At the end of the game the coaching staff and players said I played well,” added Teggart, who has represented Northern Ireland at under-16 and 17 level, “then some articles on twitter were saying I was man-of-the- match which is pleasing to see 

“Before I left for the game I felt a bit nervous but once I arrived at the ground the nerves went away and I was excited to get onto the pitch.

“I’ve had a great start to this season so I’m hoping that continues.”

In League Two, midfielder Matty Lund scored his second of the campaign as Scunthorpe United recorded a comfortable 3-0 home win over Morecambe to lift them off the bottom of the table. 

Elsewhere in the division Dale Gorman weighed in with two assists as Leyton Orient left Exeter City with a point following a thrilling 2-2 draw at St James’ Park. 

Finally, central defender Jamie Sendles-White made his league debut for Crawley Town who recorded a 1-0 home win over one of his former clubs Mansfield Town. 

The 25-year-old recently signed a one-year deal with the League Two outfit after being with Torquay United last season.