Injury crisis for Town ahead of derby day clash

Luke Denton
Luke Denton

Eastbourne Town face arguably their two toughest away fixtures of the season with a severely depleted side.

Danny Bloor’s side have eight first team players missing ahead of Saturday’s trip to high flying Worthing before Tuesday night’s journey to unbeaten league leaders Dulwich Hamlet.

Luke Denton (pictured, groin) , Danny Curd (knee), Matt Geard (knee), Mick Fogden (suspended), Matt Percival (ankle), Callum Christie (back), Dean Brooks and Callum Leagate (unavailable) are all missing and Bloor admits he could be forced to draft in reinforcements.

“I will try to bring in one or two players before Saturday. We are working on that at the moment and hopefully they can be available in time.

“This is the worst injury list I have seen during my time as manager here.

“Having said that we will still go with a decent side. We have the quality of the Crabb brothers (Sam and Nathan) and with the likes of Adam Davidson, Kieran Thorp, Scott Kirkwood and Stacey Freeman, we have a chance.”

Worthing have lost just once this season and that was on the road to third placed Folkestone. They have only played eight league games this season but will see this game as an opportunity to break into the top six.

Bloor added, “It is a tough assignment for us but we go their with nothing to lose.”

Of Tuesday’s fixture at unbeaten leaders Dulwich,

Bloor added, “It’s only Dulwich, we’ll be ok.”