Deen expected to miss out - Seeby undergoes operation

PUBLISHED: 16:59 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 06 May 2010

Deen is unlikely to feature on Saturday

Deen is unlikely to feature on Saturday

HASIM Deen is likely to miss out on the squad on Saturday with an ankle injury picked up at Thurrock last weekend. The former Stevenage Borough man missed out on the Easter Monday win and is unable to train this week due to the injury.

HASIM Deen is likely to miss out on the squad on Saturday with an ankle injury picked up at Thurrock last weekend.

The former Stevenage Borough man missed out on the Easter Monday win and is unable to train this week due to the injury. Striker Paul Hakim is also a big doubt for the home clash with Havant & Waterlooville with his injury picked up against Hayes & Yeading on Monday. Hakim has four goals in the last six City league matches and manager Steve Castle is hoping he will be passed fit to continue his fine partnership with Akanni-Sunday Wasiu. If Hakim is unable to feature his place in attack will go to either Simon Martin or Lee Clarke with James Quilter possibly a contender for a midfield birth.

Midfielder Paul Bruce has picked up 14 bookings this term and one more will see him serve a three match ban. Bruce has excelled in his role as captain during the City revival, scoring five goals in March.

Former Saint Gary Elphick is expected to return to Clarence Park on Saturday with Havant. The powerful defender made the switch from Clarence Park in December and has excelled in his appearances for the Hawks. Elphick was named February Player of the Month and is making himself a fan favourite with his form as he did at Clarence Park. City fans will hope that on this occasion the popular former Brighton & Hove Albion has an off day.

Versatile defender Chris Seeby can finally start out on the long recovery from his knee ligament injury after undergoing an operation.

Seeby has not played since the injury occurred in training in September and will soon begin the long rehabilitation process.

On Wednesday the St Albans City Oaklands College side defeated Abingdon United 1-0 in the Football Conference Youth League Midland Division. Alex Fraser scored the only goal of the game played in tough conditions on a very wet Clarence Park pitch. The City side are seven points behind leaders Cambridge United with four games in hand.

Key fixtures

Saturday, March 29

Dorchester Town v Thurrock

Eastbourne Borough v Weston-super-Mare

Maidenhead United v Welling United

St Albans City v Havant and W

Sutton United v Fisher Athletic

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