EVESHAM United winger Cory Simpson is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken leg on Saturday.

The fleet-footed playmaker had surgery on Monday having left the 4-3 Southern League Division One South fixture on a stretcher.

"Cory will be missed, that's for sure," said manager Paul Collicutt.

“I can’t say for certain that he is out for the season but my gut instinct is he will be. Normally you’re talking anything between eight and 12 weeks.

“He had a clean break which was better than having it shattered but we will see.

“We have one or two players within the squad that can step up but will also see what else is about, whether we can bring in anyone.

“The thing with Cory is that he plays with a smile on his face, much like his brothers. That is infectious, he is a lively character.

“Half the time he does not know what he is going to do himself which makes him so dangerous. If he does not know, how are defenders supposed to work it out?

“He has chipped in with a few goals and been a big plus this season."

New defender Kai Fisher netted in the win and has settled well since switching from league rivals Bristol Manor Farm.

“Kai had been living near Taunton but moved back to the Midlands and asked if he could come along,” added Collicutt.

"He has been very good so far and long may that continue."

Archie Haskayne has also been involved in recent weeks despite being due to leave to take a place in the Army.

The tenacious midfielder is expected to make his final appearance for now at title contenders Yate Town on Saturday (3pm). Joe Turley is also back from unavailability.

“It is a massive game and we will go there with a positive frame of mind,” said Collicutt.

“The lads are in a good place."