Eastbourne United are sweating on the fitness of captain Lee Jules amid fears he may be suffering from a broken foot.
As 11th-placed United enter this weekend’s clash away at promotion chasers Mile Oak, the condition of Jules and the entire squad will be vital as Eastbourne look to climb up Division Two.
Manager Paul Daubeney said of Jules, “His foot’s not in a good way. He played with it on Tuesday night and a broken foot is what we believe it to be, we’re just waiting on the news he gets from the doctors.”
Simon Catt, who was cup-tied against Whitehawk, returns to the squad and United are hopeful goalkeeper Adam Sargent will be available.
An infamously difficult place to visit, Daubeney is wary of this weekend’s opponents, “They’re a strange side, they concede a lot of goals but score a lot too.
They play on a small pitch so it’s not a nice place to go to.”