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9 September 2018

Skipper Jimmy Smith faces an extended spell on the sidelines after he tore his cruciate ligament in the 2-1 defeat by Oldham on September 1.

Jimmy, who has been helping to look after the team for our last three games, will have surgery as early as this week and could be out for up to six months. He suffered the injury early in the game at Boundary Park but played on for the rest of the game.

He said: "I'm gutted, as you can imagine. But I am determined to work as hard as I can to get fully fit, do my rehabilitation and play a part in the future for the club."

Team-mate Filipe Morais added: "The lads are all devastated for Jimmy, and I'd like to dedicate Saturday's win over Lincoln to him. He has been brilliant in the last couple of weeks since the old manager left and I hope he will have a part to play around the squad once he's had his operation and is back on his feet."

Defender Romain Vincelot picked up an ankle injury in the same game and is out for at least six weeks.

But midfielder Josh Payne has now served his suspension after his red card against Swindon last month and is available for selection on Saturday against Morecambe.

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