Power Facing Lengthy Lay-Off

Midfielder Alan Power could be facing up to three months on the sidelines after being stretchered off during the midweek game against Alfreton Town.

Power was forced off after just half an hour of the 2-1 reverse on Tuesday night and a subsequent scan has revealed that he's suffered a partial rupture of the lateral ligament in his right ankle.

The injury is likely to force the Irishman to watch from the sidelines for the near future and it could be well into December before he will be able to return to full training.

Andrew Boyce also limped out of the Alfreton game with a hyperextension of his left knee and he's joined a busy treatment room with a number of players facing time out of action.

Winger Adam Smith (hamstring) and defender Tom Miller (groin) are both out for the foreseeable future whilst Paul Robson is a doubt for Saturday's trip to AFC Telford United due to a buised bone in his foot.

Rob Duffy, meanwhile, is making slow progress after he was stretchered off at Newport three weeks ago. Duffy's ankle ligament injury has led to severe bruising and bleeding into the joint capsule space meaning he will be out longer than first anticipated.

Finally, first year pro Frazer Cobb has been out since the start of the season with Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome and Conal Platt has spent the past week at Lilleshall, stepping up his rehabilitation from his broken leg sustained back in February.