York City's Matty Blair hurt by training ground dummy

Matty Blair

York City midfielder Matty Blair is on the mend after being hurt in a clash with a training ground dummy earlier this week.

The 22-year-old is expected to be fit to take his place in the side to face Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.

Boss Gary Mills told BBC Radio York: "Matty Blair had a bit of a bump with a mannequin on Monday and cut his knee, we thought he might need stitches.

"He stumbled with Michael Potts and fell into it."

Mills added: "He's been getting a bit of stick about it because we think he might be the first player to be tackled by a mannequin."

The former Kidderminster player has scored twice in 15 appearances for the Minstermen this season.

It is not the first time this year that a member of the Blair family has suffered a bizarre injury.

In March, dad Andy, who was part of the Aston Villa squad that won the European Cup in 1982, broke a metatarsalexternal-link when he fell down some stairs celebrating a goal by his son in the FA Trophy semi-final win at Luton.