Fixture pile-up hurting Lewes squad – Bloor
Lewes’s squad is being hit by injury and illness as a busy schedule takes its toll.
The Rooks have played six games in the last 18 days and the effects are starting to show ahead of Saturday’s visit to Lowestoft.
Experienced defender Ben Austin is struggling with an ongoing back problem while centre-back Andy Pearson and striker Nathan Crabb have been troubled by knee injuries.
Portsmouth loanee Jack Maloney came off during the 5-1 home loss to AFC Hornchurch on Wednesday with a hernia problem and is likely to miss the Lowestoft match.
Midfielders Jack Walder (‘flu) and Nicky Wheeler (work commitments) both missed the Hornchurch game, with French forward Max Agnoly joining the squad as an unused substitute.
Assistant boss Danny Bloor said the fixture pile-up, coming after a series of postponements earlier in the year, was having a damaging effect on the squad.
He said: “For a non-League team to play the number of games we are currently playing is nigh on impossible.
“You wouldn’t get professionals playing this number of games and we have people getting up for work at 5am.”