Joel Tabiner is racing against the clock to get fit for Saturday’s clash at Harrogate Town.
That is according to boss Lee Bell, who said yesterday (Thursday) that the young midfielder had still not returned to full training after suffering an ankle injury during last week’s win over Crawley.
While he hasn’t ruled out Tabiner yet, Bell says midfielders Charlie Colkett and Conor Thomas, who have both been on the bench, could be ready to step in.
“Joel hasn’t trained with us and it’s unlikely he’ll be ready for the weekend, but we’ll give him every chance.
“Charlie is definitely ready to go. He has few minutes, so he needs to work as hard in practice as he does every day to get into the showdown.
“Conor was on the bench in midweek and we could have got some minutes out of him. We have to listen to sports science because there is always a risk of setbacks when players are coming back from injury.”
The Railwaymen may be a little short on the numbers in the engine room at Harrogate after Jack Powell (knee) was ruled out with a long-term knee injury.
Youngsters Owen Lunt and Matus Holicek are also among those waiting.