AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor was left counting the cost of the 3-2 Bank Holiday defeat at the hands of Stockport County as he looked forward to tomorrow’s visit to Gloucester City.
Not only was Challinor convinced his side should have won against Stockport, but the match was costly in terms of the loss of defender Adam Sumner.
The Coasters had to spend the closing stages of the Stockport match with 10 men.
Sumner was off the field with a dislocated shoulder, during which time County got a last-gasp winner.
Challinor said: “We did enough to beat Stockport, so it was frustrating to lose on a day when Adam dislocated his shoulder.
“He will now be out for a length of time, though we don’t know at this stage for how long.
“With an injury like this you get a lot of soft tissue damage. We were short of defensive cover before – now Adam’s injury leaves us even more short.”
On the plus side for the Coasters, Josh Wilson is likely to return for the National League North encounter at Gloucester City, who play their home matches at Cheltenham Town’s stadium.
Gloucester sold their prize asset, striker Harry White, to Barnsley on transfer deadline day.