ASHINGTON CFC striker Jonny Godsmark has already been ruled out of his side’s FA Carlsberg Vase fifth round tie away to Shortwood United on Sunday, February 12, – and could be missing for up to two months with a hamstring injury.
A devastated Godsmark said at the weekend: “The injury has been bothering me since we played Shildon back in December.
“I just felt something in the last five minutes of the game – I came off – and it’s just been niggling me ever since.
“It’s been feeling okay then I’ve been trying it out and it’s still been flaring up.
“Obviously I came off in the Vase at Newport Pagnell and spoke to the manager, Gary Middleton, about it who told me I needed to see a specialist to get the injury sorted out.”
He continued: “On examination, the specialist basically told me I would be out for six to eight weeks, and when he said that, I knew straightaway that there would be no chance of me playing at Shortwood in the Vase.
“It’s disappointing because I want to be part of the team.”
Godsmark went on: “The Vase games I have played for Ashington so far, have been fantastic – we’ve won most of them, and the fans have been excellent.
“However, I can’t do anything about it – but I’ll still be travelling down with the lads to cheer them on.”
Manager Middleton said: “It’s disappointing for Jonny and for us all, but this is football and successful teams have got to cope with injuries.
“He’ll be a big miss but we have a squad of players at this present time who are capable of managing that and you’ve just got to move on.”