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Barnet striker Jake Hyde will be ruled out for the foreseeable future after he picked up an ankle ligament injury
Barnet’s promotion bid has been dealt a blow after Edgar Davids confirmed Jake Hyde is set for an extended spell on the sidelines with an ankle ligament injury.
The striker started off the season strongly and netted five goals in the opening five games of the season.
He suffered a hamstring injury against Lincoln City midway through September but returned on Saturday as a 73rd minute substitute against Welling United.
However, he picked up the ankle problem in training and is set to undergo an MRI scan tomorrow which will reveal the full extent of the injury.
Speaking after Barnet’s 0-0 stalemate with Woking on Tuesday night, Davids said: “Hyde has a huge problem. He has a ligament injury and it looks like he will be out for a while.”
Harry Crawford and Marciano Mengerink are the only fit strikers currently at the club with Jamal Lowe and George Sykes out on loan – however Davids said it was unlikely the Bees would recall the youngsters.
Paul Fairclough revealed last week Barnet wanted to bring a powerful forward to the club and when asked if Hyde’s injury had accelerated that search, Davids said: “We have a couple of strikers here (Crawford and Mengerink) but we will have to see how we resolve that.”
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