Peter Kioso has been ruled out of Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Exeter City (2pm kick-off) after suffering a concussion during the latter stages of Tuesday night’s win at Chesterfield.
The young defender clashed heads with Spireites substitute Mike Fondop which resulted in him needing over ten minutes of treatment before being stretchered off and taken to hospital.
Boss Dave Challinor has confirmed that Kioso will not be considered for the Second Round tie at St James’ Park but is hoping that he will be back in contention for the game at Woking next weekend.
Challinor will also check on the fitness of Gavan Holohan who was forced to sit out the midweek victory with a back problem which has been troubling him in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, Luke Molyneux (ankle) and Luke Williams (hamstring) are working outdoors on their fitness with the duo both hoping to return to contention soon.
Exeter City boss Matt Taylor will run the rule over front man Alex Fisher after he missed last weekend’s win at Crawley Town with a groin problem.