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Tonbridge Angels midfielder Tom Parkinson needs ankle surgery

By Craig Tucker

Tonbridge have been rocked by news that midfielder Tom Parkinson is facing another three months out.

Parkinson’s broken ankle hasn’t healed as expected and will require surgery.

Angels boss Steve McKimm said: “I’m gutted for us but more so for Tom.

Tom Parkinson, right, is facing another three months on the sidelines Picture: Andy Payton
Tom Parkinson, right, is facing another three months on the sidelines Picture: Andy Payton

“Because he had a clean break he was told it would fuse without the need for an operation.

“Unfortunately, it hasn’t fused properly so they will now need to break the bone and put a plate in, so we’re not looking at getting him back until January.

“You listen to the medics but, unfortunately, Mother Nature hasn’t helped.

“It’s a nightmare for him and I feel for him because he’s a top man and a top player and he’s done everything to the letter to get himself right.”

Parkinson’s setback has taken some of the shine off a good week for Angels, who went up to ninth in the Bostik Premier after back-to-back victories.

Alex Akrofi scored the winner in a 1-0 success at Burgess Hill on Saturday, with Joe Turner and Andre McCollin on target as Angels beat Dorking Wanderers 2-0 at Longmead on Tuesday.

McKimm said: “We’ve kept two clean sheets and scored a goal or two, so we’ve got to be happy. We’ve not given silly goals away or allowed silly chances to happen. From front to back we’ve looked more solid and assured.

“We seem to be coming together but it is only two games and we know how quickly football can change. We couldn’t buy a win and now we have two on the spin but we can’t get carried away.”

Tonbridge go to sixth-placed Kingstonian on Saturday and host Margate on Tuesday, provided Steve Watt’s Blues side avoid an FA Cup replay against Herne Bay.

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