Dover Athletic skipper Ian Simpemba may have to wait for return
Dover Athletic manager
Chris Kinnear will make a late decision on whether to recall Ian
Simpemba for Saturday’s Blue Square Bet South trip to Havant &
The Dover skipper is due to fly
back from his grandfather’s funeral in Africa tomorrow (Friday)
and, after missing five matches through suspension, Simpemba showed
signs of rustiness in last Saturday’s 5-0 home defeat by
Basingstoke, including being at fault for the second
He then missed the midweek
Salisbury game, when Whites produced a solid rearguard action to
scure a 1-1 draw and Kinnear (pictured) may feel it would be wise
to retain the same defensive line-up at Havant.
"We will see how Ian is feeling
on Saturday," said boss Kinnear, who may also have to decide
whether to take a risk on leading scorer Ben May, who picked up a
hamstring injury at Salisbury.
Kinnear was delighted with the
performance at Salisbury, where Tyrone Sterling's 24th minute
strike had Whites in front until Dan Fitchett's injury-time
He said: "We didn’t make
too much of a fuss after Saturday (against Basingstoke), which I
would like to think was just one of those blips and the boys showed
a lot of resilience (at Salisbury), especially as we had to field a
"We were under the cosh a bit in
the second half when Salisbury were throwing more people forward
and we defended well. A draw was probably a fair result and
Salisbury are a good side. They proved that by beating (leaders)
Welling on Saturday."
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