Previous
Japan
England
Fox Sports 1 11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
New York Cosmos
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
FC Dallas
12:30 AM GMT Jul 2, 2015
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Portland Timbers
2:00 AM GMT Jul 2, 2015
Game Details
San Jose Earthquakes
LA Galaxy
2:30 AM GMT Jul 2, 2015
Game Details
Mexico
Honduras
1:30 AM GMT Jul 2, 2015
Game Details
B36 Torshavn
T.N.S.
1
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Huracán
Independiente Rivadavia
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Ferguson played with broken rib

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has revealed midfielder Barry Ferguson played an hour of the Carling Cup final with a broken rib.

Wilshere critical of Ferguson conduct

Ferguson apparently sustained the injury in a first-half clash with Samir Nasri during the 2-1 victory over Arsenal, but remained on the pitch throughout the 90 minutes.

"Barry Ferguson played an hour with a broken rib at Wembley," McLeish said. "It shows that his pain threshold is frightening and also the character of the guy to do that. We all know how painful a broken rib can be.

"I think it happened in a challenge with Nasri. He has taken a right bash in the ribs. It has been confirmed that there is a stress fracture and he is a doubt for the weekend."

Should he fail to prove his fitness for Saturday's game against West Brom, McLeish suggested he could take a pain-killing injection to avoid missing further games.

"Ferguson has had this before in our time at Rangers and he took an injection into the ribs," he said. "It was administered with a big giant needle - not something I would fancy - which alleviates the pain.

"If he doesn't make it for the weekend, that could be administered in the next week or two."

McLeish - who also revealed Craig Gardner is doubtful for the weekend - said he wanted to use the Carling Cup victory to help attract more quality signings over the summer.

"I think this achievement can be a spur," he said. "If we continue to attract the right players, with the right character and determination, then you are always going to have a chance.

"The quality factor is very important to me. We really need to concentrate on bringing the quality in, but you just can't bring in a player of quality if he doesn't have the determination and desire that this group of players have.

"They have a fantastic spirit and never-say-die attitude."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.