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Dunn ruled out of Wellingborough trip after scoring in midweek win

Deeping Rangers are facing an anxious wait following an injury to in-form midfielder Henry Dunn in their midweek victory at Harborough Town.

Dunn went over on his ankle after scoring the third goal of the Clarets' 5-1 away success in the United Counties League Premier Division clash.

The 13-goal midfielder had to be substituted and will miss Deeping's trip to Wellingborough Town on Saturday.

Henry Dunn (right). (6765617)
Henry Dunn (right). (6765617)

Manager Michael Goode is now waiting to discover the full extent of the injury which could force Dunn to miss the FA Vase tie at Willand Rovers next weekend.

Goode said: "We've all got our fingers crossed because it would be a real blow to lose Henry for any length of time.

"He was in a lot of pain so we'll just have to wait and see what the extent of the damage is.

"Henry's probably playing the best football of his career at the moment. He's a super-fit lad who is one of the fittest players I've seen in non-league football.

"He's got unbelievable energy and he's now added goals to his game as well."

Rangers make the trip to Wellingborough on Saturday looking to extend their six-match winning league run.

They are unbeaten on their Premier Division travels this season and Tuesday's success put them joint second in the table.

Goode added: "We were a bit lucky to beat Wellingborough in the first game of the season when we had several players missing.

"We're a stronger side now, but they held Daventry recently so we're expecting a really tough game.

“We have had a really difficult month after playing nine games and the response to the recent defeat against Pinchbeck has been brilliant.

"It was a really good result on Tuesday night to go away from home and get three points. We scored some good goals and it was pretty convincing in the end.

"They got a foothold back in the game in the second half and, at 3-1, the next goal was always going to be crucial.

"We would have been under pressure at 3-2, but making it 4-1 put us back out of sight again."

Cameron Johnson made an earlier-than-expected return on Tuesday night as a substitute following a hamstring injury.

However, centre-half Billy Stubbs remains sidelined with an abdominal problem which has seen skipper David Burton-Jones switched to defensive duties.

Goode commented: "Dibsy had slotted in and done a very good job. He's been superb. We've been less combative in midfield because of it, but it's made us more mobile in there as well.

"Dan Schiavi has always to wanted to play central midfield and he's been phenomenal. He said he'd give me an extra 10 per cent if I played him in there and he's raised his game even higher."

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