Rooks Captain Robbo out for three months

JPSE-Lewes v Bognor, Boxing Day

JPSE-Lewes v Bognor, Boxing Day

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Lewes captain Steve Robinson looks set to miss most of this season after being ruled out for three months with a nasty-sounding knee injury

The Rooks talismanic skipper picked up the injury during the stunning 6-3 win over Concord Rangers two weeks ago. Lewes boss Simon Wormull this week explained the full extent of the nasty-sounding injury, which required surgery.

Speaking after Boxing Day’s 1-0 win over Bognor Regis Town, he said. “It was difficult today because Robbo has been ruled out for three months now. He had an operation Friday, because he tore the cartilage away from his knee, so he’s out for three months.”

“And (Lewis Hamilton) was ill (flu), but Callum Dunne went back in that centre half position and did a job, and obviously Joe (Kay) came in (see inside).

“And every week it seems like we’re having to juggle around and deal with things but it just shows the character of the side at the moment.”

Lewes host second-bottom Thurrock tomorrow (Sat, 2pm) weather permitting. Wormull said of them: “They’re a good team. I know Mark Stimpson well and he’s probably got some faces in now that he knows and trusts. But it’s difficult, when your down there, it’s difficult to get those wins and to get yourself back out of trouble.

“We’ve got to keep doing what we’re doing, keep that ascendency, keep that confidence, and hopefully if the game is on on Saturday, get ourselves another three points before Hastings.”