Thursday 16th December 2004

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No break for Deres skipper Tozer

AFTER sustaining an ankle injury last Saturday, Erith & Belvedere skipper Lewis Tozer had a precautionary X-ray, which showed no break, writes Stephen McCartney.

Deres physio Chris Davis said: "It is currently very swollen and bruised and it will be assessed at training.

"It's difficult to say at this early stage but he will not feature until the new year unless Santa brings him a new ankle!"

Marc Cumberbatch, however, is almost at full fitness after he suffered a slight reaction to a training session.

Davis added: "This has slowed his rehab by a few days but hopefully nothing more.  With continued progress he should be fit for the Christmas/New Year Southern League Division One East programme".

Goalkeeper Glen Knight, who picked up a thigh strain, should be fit for Saturday's trip to Wingate & Finchley.

Wayne Brown, however, completed 70 minutes for the reserves last Saturday and is now back in full training.

Ray Aboagye, who needed an operation after an injury picked up in the 1-1 draw at Dartford in October, popped into the club a couple of weeks ago and has made good progress.  The operation has gone well and he has been given the all-clear to return to playing football again.

Reserve team player, former Bromley youth team player, Steve Lee has been working hard to recover from an ankle injury.

He completed a light session last week and continues his road to recovery, which should see him playing competitive football at the beginning of next month.

Meanwhile, Frank Eagen is making good progress with a knee ligament injury and should make a return by mid-January, reports club physio Chris Davis on the club's website.

Wingate & Finchley v Erith & Belvedere
Saturday 18th December 2004
Southern League Division One East
Kick Off 3:00pm
at The Abrahams Stadium, Summers Lane, Finchley