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Sport - Football: Dunkley injury not as bad as first feared

King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell hasn’t ruled out having talismanic striker Russell Dunkley back and fighting fit for Saturday’s game with Hucknall Town.

Dunkley limped off inside ten minutes of Saturday’s draw at Leek with a suspected hamstring injury.

But the injury isn’t as bad as first feared and Setchell hopes to have the frontman back sooner rather than later.

Setchell said: “We’ll assess how Russell is on Wednesday and will do everything we can to ensure that he back for Saturday.

“Russell is doing his bit at home but we’re also lucky to have an excellent physio in Phil Ward, who was one of our signings of the summer.

“It isn’t a pull or a tear, it was more like cramp. He felt it and then gave it a minute to see if it improved.

“He was walking around on Saturday after doing it, so with some extensive treatment we’re hoping that he might be back.”

The Linnets will also have to monitor the fitness of popular goalkeeper Alex Street ahead of the club’s second round FA Trophy tie on December 15.

Street was involved in a car accident on Sunday, but was expected to be released from Leicester Royal Infirmary yesterday after sustaining a facial injury.

 

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