SOUTHEND United manager Kevin Bond has played down fears Dru Yearwood was injured during Tuesday night's friendly at Billericay Town.

The midfielder, who played for an hour, appeared to be limping on his way towards the tunnel.

But Bond knew nothing of the 19-year-old suffering a setback.

"I have heard nothing from the medical department," said Bond.

Yearwood missed the start of last season with a hamstring problem before returning to action in late September.

The youngster made 33 appearances last season and attracted a £200,000 bid from Rotherham United earlier this summer.