Whitehawk expect Tom Stewart to make a rapid return to action – despite the eye-catching facial injury which fascinated Twitter.

The Hawks goalkeeper attracted more than 550 likes and retweets when he posted a selfie showing an egg-sized lump coming pit of his forehead.

Stewart suffered the whack during the FA Trophy defeat to Dulwich.

But boss Paul Reid believes he could be back by Saturday to face a Hemel Hempstead attack featuring former Albion and Hawks star Jake Robinson.

Reid’s greater priority is making outfield signings this week after seeing his side slip into the Vanarama National League south relegation zone.

He puts centre-back at his top target and added: “That will be one I look to do this week.”

Ramon Marimon and Chris M’Boungou started in the middle of defence against Dulwich with Almpi Lengka and Reid himself on the bench.

The former Northampton centre-back said: “I’m looking to be active this week and get some fresh faces around for Saturday but there is nothing definite just yet.

“I’ve been calling all clubs within a radius of about 150 miles to see who is available.

“I’m hoping for at least two by Saturday. We need some extra quality.

“I’ve tried my best to get everything I can out of the squad I inherited but the blend needs to be mixed up a little bit."

Stewart has impressed between the sticks since his recent arrival but had to leave Saturday’s tie after being caught by opposing striker Sanchez Mings.

Ross Flitney back from injury, took over between the sticks.

Reid said: “I’ve kept in contact with Tom and the swelling has gone right down.

“He is in the hands of our physio and he is feeling a lot better.

“He should be available. It was the right decision to bring him off although he wanted to stay on.

“I’ve done the same myself and as soon as you get the impact a huge lump comes up - but it goes down again fairly quickly.

“Usually the swelling moves down and leaves you with a black eye.”

Forward player Alex Osborne, ruled out due to concussion protocols after taking a blow to the head at Crawley last week, returns to the squad against Hemel Hempstead.

But Sergio Torres is likely to miss both that game and next Monday’s trip to Hungerford due to his gashed leg.