Macca Defends Safri

Last updated : 09 December 2003 By Alan Deakin
If scans prove that to be the the case Healy will be sidelined for the rest of this season but the Sky Blues boss claims Safri would not go out to intentially harm an opposition player.

"I have played with Youssef for many years and I know he would not do anything like this on purpose.

"There was no intent at all and Youssef is very concerned for Colin Healy.

"Colin is a young player who has worked very hard to get where he is and to earn his contract at Sunderland. I am sure he will recover from this.

"It was not as much what I saw as what I heard. There was a loud crack and I was praying it was just a clash of shin pads."