JOEY O'Brien could be rested for Wanderers' final two games of the season, despite getting a clean bill of health after his latest injury scare.

The young midfielder was withdrawn just 20 minutes into his comeback game at Spurs last weekend after suffering more hamstring trouble.

It was not related to the hamstring problem that had kept him out of the previous two games and subsequent scans failed to find anything untoward.

But Gary Megson believes the 22-year-old Republic of Ireland international, who missed the whole of last season with a knee poblem and has been plagued by niggling injuries this campaign, could benefit from a break and a fresh start.

"We've got to get Joey a good pre-season under his belt," the Wanderers boss said after the youngster's latest setback.

"It's a nightmare for him. He'd trained for two or three days and seemed fine but then his other hamstring went. He was knackered after just 10 minutes."