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Dartford's recent signing Alex Flisher suffers a dislocated shoulder against Gillingham

By Luke Cawdell

Dartford have lost another striker to injury.

Alex Flisher dislocated his shoulder in Tuesday night’s friendly match against Gillingham.

The summer signing from Margate joins fellow strikers Andy Pugh and Charlie Sheringham on the sidelines.

Alex Flisher signs for Dartford (13920818)
Alex Flisher signs for Dartford (13920818)

Joint boss Jamie Coyle said: “Alex could potentially be out for two to four weeks from now and it’s a shame.

“He has got a weapon of a long throw, which is a massive asset for us in terms of set pieces, but it is something that happens in pre-season.

“Unfortunately we had the same last year, losing Andy Pugh, but hopefully it is only two to four weeks and we will be okay.”

Pugh, who broke his leg last pre-season, is receiving treatment for a groin injury, pulling out of last weekend’s game against Ebbsfleet after originally being named in the squad.

Coyle said: “We haven’t been blessed with luck considering the last eight games of last season we had seven out and again, pre-season, we have three of our four forwards out.

Dartford's management have seen three of their strikers pick up injuries Picture: Andy Jones
Dartford's management have seen three of their strikers pick up injuries Picture: Andy Jones

“Unfortunately we are not getting the rub of the green but hopefully we will get them back as quickly as we can. We have a great medical team and hopefully they will be ready to go for the start of the season.”

Fellow boss Adam Flanagan was pleased with how his team competed against the Gills.

“I actually thought we created the better chances,” he said.

“While Gillingham scored the goals they did and our keeper made a couple of saves, I had us down as making seven efforts at goal and five on target in the first half and we counterted very well.

“Unfortunately the shots have to be that much better to beat the league keepers. I think their goalkeeper made the shots we had at him look easy while keepers at our level might have struggled.”

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