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Simkin Confident Injuries Will Clear Cup

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Phil Simkin, manager of Skrill South club Dorchester Town, is confident that both Mark Jermyn and Arran Pugh will be….

….fit in time for the start of the league season, which is now less than three weeks away.

The defensive duo are battling knee and groin injuries respectively in a bid to be available for the opening league fixture at Staines Town on August 17th.

Neither has featured in any of the three pre-season friendlies so far, although Simkin is upbeat over their chances of regaining full fitness for the trip to Surrey.

Club captain Jermyn is recovering from an injury sustained on the training ground earlier this month, while Pugh has been having rehab on a groin problem picked up last season.

“Jem’s injury is not serious but it’s one that is going to take a little while,” said Simkin.

“He fell on his knee quite heavily in training and the actual joint is swollen.

“The physio says it’s not serious but it’s enough to stop him playing and he’s not ready yet.

“I think he will be ready for the start of the season.

“And Pughy is close to playing and I think he will be fit for the start of the season as well.

“Whether they can get in the side at that stage we’ll have to see.”

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