KILLOCK AND FRANKS INJURIES HIT REDS
Wednesday Nov 21, 2012
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law had some of the gloss of seeing his side reach the heights of twelfth in the table on Tuesday night taken away by bad injuries to two defenders.
The Reds made it seven points from the last nine with a 1-1 draw at in-form Hyde on Tuesday evening, to climb into the highest position the club have ever attained in their history.
However, Law was also left to survey the wreckage of losing central defenders Ross Killock and Leigh Franks to injury during the game. Killock's awful injury will almost certainly end his loan spell with the club whilst if Franks's injury is confirmed, he could well be out for up to six weeks.
Alfreton finished the game with ten men after losing Franks with a suspected fractured ankle and Killock, on loan from Leeds United, with a horrific facial injury, the latter after all three substitutes had been used.
Killock is reported to have lost a tooth and had two more pushed back into his gum after an accidenbtal collision with a stray elbow.
Law now faces a race against time to bring in additional defensive replacements ahead of Thursday's loan deadline. He was already expecting to bring in one more new face to add to Sheffield United midfield player Matty Harriott who joined on loan last week and who enjoyed a sound debut in a 2-1 win at Woking last Saturday.
One boost for the Reds boss would be the return of skipper Darran Kempson who is expected to return to the squad this weekend after missing the last five games with a knee injury.
The Reds are back in action on Saturday when they take on Kidderminster Harriers in an FA Carlsberg Trophy first round tie at the Impact Arena (3pm).
Admission prices for this game have been reduced to £14 for adults and £10 for concessions but there is no Early Bird Matchday Ticket scheme in place for this fixture.
Segregation will not be in operation for this Saturday's Trophy tie but Kidderminster supporters are requested to enter the stadium via the away turnstiles at the Alma Street end of the Impact Arena.
Admission prices for this game have been reduced to £14 for adults and £10 for concessions but supporters should note there is no Early Bird Matchday Ticket scheme in place for this fixture.
As well as a place in the second round, there is also £5000 prize money at stake for the winners of the tie.