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Monk revealed that the 26-year-old - who joined from Bournemouth in August - ruled himself out of the visit of the Villans.
“(O’Kane) was close but he felt he wasn’t ready or fit enough to contribute to the game,"
"We left him to decide and you don’t want any players going on with doubts about anything. We have to be 100 per cent. “The 18 there were the fit ones but whoever goes on will give their all.”