Oct 14 2010 By Jon Batham
Wealdstone's strike-force problems show no signs of abating for Saturday's FA Trophy clash.
Scott Fitzgerald is still awaiting a scan on his injured knee amid fears of cartilage and ligament damage, while Callum Martin’s return to action seems as far away as ever.
"I was hoping Callum might have been fit enough to give us a little appearance tonight," said manager Gordon Bartlett. "We were told it was going to be a couple of weeks but it is now a couple of months."
New signing George Daley is also not fit, with Bartlett admitting the former Wycombe youngster had been something of a gamble.
"The only reason we brought him in is because we are desperate in those forward areas," added Bartlett.
Meanwhile, the Stones boss was again keen to stress he will not quit the club after a torrid start to the season. Hehas been the guvnor of more than 1,000 games for the Stones, leading them to the brink of promotion the last two seasons.
However, Monday night’s cup exit to Met Police has led some fans to ask whether the once bullet-proof stalwart should step aside.
But the 54-year-old is adamant he still has the stomach and vision for ‘a very difficult position’.
He said: "I’ve got no intention of walking away. You sit down and you think about it and as long as I feel I can take the club forward I will continue to do it. Every time you lose a game you put yourself under pressure, that you want to put it right, and that’s happened every game and every year of my career and I will continue to do that."