Oct 19 2012 By Matt Lewis
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HARROW Borough are facing up to the possibility of losing four key players ahead of this weekend’s visit by Canvey Island.
Boss Dave Anderson admits he is unsure whether Michael Barima, Simeon Akinola, Steve Ferguson (pictured) and skipper Rob Wolleaston will be ready for Saturday’s clash.
All four sat out Monday night’s League Cup victory over Chatham and will be assessed by Boro’s medical team on Friday before a final decision is taken.
“We are going to have to assess it over the week and we will know by Thursday or Friday,” Anderson confirmed to the Observer. “There are people in our squad who can come in and comfortably hold down a position.”
Barima and Akinola could return but Ferguson and Wolleaston are Anderson’s real concerns after picking up injuries in Saturday’s win over Bury Town.
Ferguson limped out of the warm-up while influential captain Wolleaston was forced off with a nasty looking foot injury late on at Ram Meadow. The Boro boss’s selection headache is made worse by a three-match ban to anchorman James Burgess which kicks in on Tuesday night at Bognor Regis.
“He will be a miss for us because he has been playing well,” said Anderson. “He’s experienced now and is very fit.
“We need to always have more than one person for each position. It’s very difficult to rely on one person for a particular position because of things like injuries and suspensions.”