Djite and Curtis in doubt for Gold Coast’s Fury clash

Gold Coast United pair Bruce Djite and John Curtis are both in doubt for the club’s clash with North Queensland Fury on Sunday.

Gold Coast United pair Bruce Djite and John Curtis are both in doubt for the club’s clash with North Queensland Fury on Sunday.

Both players sustained injuries in training this week and are in danger of missing the match but coach miron Bleiberg said they would be given every chance to come up.

“Bruce and John picked up slight strains yesterday in training and hence we gave them a day off today. Tomorrow we have our last training session and they have to prove their fitness,” Bleiberg said.

“If they pass their fitness tests they will come with us because both were in my plans to play in Townsville. If not, so be it - we'll take alternative players. We'll find out tomorrow, but at the moment I would give them less than a 50% chance.

“If they're not 100%, because it's the type of injury that can get worse, they will not go. If it gets worse it will be a two or three-week injury, so I hope giving them a rest this week will help them to be ready next week.

“But if both of them can do everything in training tomorrow I have to decide. If they can only give 60% or 70% intensity we will leave them behind. We have Tahj (Minniecon), Golgol (Mebrahtu) and Chris Harold who could cover for Bruce, and for John Curtis we have Fitzy (Steve Fitzsimmons) and Steve Pantelidis.