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Bala's Robins return may be brief
4:00pm Thursday 27th September 2012 in Football
DUDLEY Town fear striker Dreniz Bala’s comeback may prove shortlived after he suffered a suspected knee ligament injury.
The hitman patched up his differences with bosses Andy Burgess and Andy Wyton after a bust-up earlier this month and made a fine return on Tuesday night, netting the equaliser in the a 2-2 draw at Cradley Town.
But he was forced off with injury moments later and Burgess, who also saw Rion Francis-Mills come off with a hamstring strain, says the early prognosis is not good.
He said: “Obviously it will need to be looked at but we think he may have suffered medial ligament damage.
“With Rion also coming off it looks like we have lost two strikers.
“It’s a real shame for Dreniz as he had made the perfect return.
“Andy Wyton deserves a lot of credit for repairing the relationship. He never wanted to leave the club and we will always give someone a second chance.”
Burgess felt the Robins, who are fourth in the table, were well worthy of their point in an entertaining game and is now eyeing a run of easier fixtures starting with this Saturday’s home game with Wednesfield.
Lye Town’s continued their impressive progress with a 3-1 derby triumph at Dudley Sports on Tuesday night.
The Stourbridge Road side’s credentials will get a stern test over the next couple games. First they head to Shawbury United on Saturday before then hosting AFC Wulfrunians on Tuesday.
Sports visit Pegasus Juniors on Saturday and then Wellington Amatuers on Tuesday.