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Captain Linden Dovey and defender Nick Rhodes are injury concerns for Evesham United ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Wimborne Town in Evo-Stik Southern League Division One West (3pm) according to the Worcester News.

Manager Paul Collicutt revealed the duo suffered “nasty” knocks in the Robins’ 2-2 draw with Shortwood United at the Jubilee Stadium on New Year’s Day.

Rhodes is struggling with a hamstring problem while Dovey has a quad muscle complaint and Collicutt was doubtful whether they would be fit to face Wimborne.

“Unfortunately it looks like we have picked up a couple of nasty injuries,” Collicutt said.

“Linden and Nick look like they might be struggling for tomorrow’s game.”

Midfielder Ashley Williams is also a doubt with a suspected broken toe.

Evesham recovered from an early own goal from Rhodes to go 2-1 up at half-time against Shortwood thanks to strikes from Adam Mann and Matt Liddiard.

But United’s failure to convert their chances came back to haunt them as Chris Earle secured a point for Shortwood.

While ninth-placed Evesham have struggled at home this season, their impressive away form has helped to keep them in touch with the play-off places.

But Collicutt insisted his side would need to be clinical in front of goal against Wimborne who are in fourth position.

He said: “Our away form has been decent.

“But unfortunately it has been our home form that has let us down a bit.

“I feel very frustrated with the amount of possession we had on Monday and we have not killed them off.

“If you don’t take your chances it comes back to haunt you.

“I am encouraged by the way we are playing but we have got to learn how to kill teams off and we have not done that.

“And that’ll be the message going into the next game.

“We will go to a team who are in the top four so it will be all hands on deck.”