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Histon captain facing month out

Mat Mitchel-King
Mitchel-King has moved from defence into midfield for Histon this season

Histon captain Mat Mitchel-King is expected to out for four to six weeks after suffering a back injury in Saturday's 4-0 win over Salisbury.

It was initially thought the 25-year-old midfielder may have slipped a disc.

Later assessment revealed the injury to be less serious with damage limited to the tissue around the spine.

Boss Steve Fallon told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "He had a little bit of a problem with his back before the game, but went down early on."

The Stutes claimed their second win of 2009 in some style with Jack Midson, Danny Wright and Antonio Murray all getting on the score-sheet.

Fallon was impressed with the work-rate of his front men after a bit of dry spell in front of goal.

"The front two were magnificent today and back to their best, they were a handful," he said.

"Their runs in the channel and their ability on the ball, it's what you need in this league and if they maintain that level of form for the rest of the season then we will do well."

With Nat Knight-Percival and Lanre Oyebanjo out injured, Jamie Barker and Craig Pope came into the side.

Both Knight-Percival and Oyebanjo are expected to be back for the visit of Eastbourne Borough on Saturday, but Fallon was pleased with the efforts of his fringe players.

"Jamie Barker and Craig Pope came in and did very well despite not having played for a little while, which gives us a nice problem," he said.

The Stutes remain second following the win, 16 points behind leaders Burton but with three games in hand.

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Salisbury 0-4 Histon
14 Feb 09 |  Non League

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