Wharton set for operation

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TIGERS right-back Scott Wharton is set to go under the knife today, to investigate the knee injury he suffered against Halifax Town earlier this month.

Worksop Town boss Martin McIntosh told the Guardian: “Scott’s going in for an operation today, we think it’s the cartilage in his knee.”

“It’s a massive blow for us.”

McIntosh had his men training hard on Saturday, when their planned home game against Northwich Victoria was called off due to a waterlogged pitch at Cannon Park.

The hours on the training ground will come in handy as the side move into a hectic final stage of the season, including 10 games packed into March - four of them coming in an eight day period.

The manager said: “We were training at Sheffield United’s academy on Saturday and we’re a fit bunch of lads so we should handle the fixture list just fine.”

“We just hope we’re lucky with injuries.”

It’s the Bassetlaw derby this week, weather and playing surface permitting, with Tigers ‘hosting’ their landlords Retford United at Cannon Park on Wednesday night at 7.45pm.