Horsham manager John Maggs is hoping striker Ryan Rummery is getting to the bottom of his long-standing injury problem.

The one-time England schoolboy has been dogged by injury since joining the Hornets midway through last season. It was thought Rummery had a hamstring problem but it has now been diagnosed as back trouble.

Maggs said: "He has seen a specialist now and it is not his hamstring. It is a lower back problem.

"He has been having lots of treatment and I am hoping to have him available for one or two of the games over the holiday period."

Rummery, who has bagged nine goals in a stop-start campaign, could be on the bench for Monday's all-Sussex clash with Burgess Hill.

Injuries have hampered Horsham recently but, if Rummery is declared fit, Maggs will have a full-strength squad to choose from.

He said: "This is a very important period for us. We have come through a very bad patch in terms of injuries and have managed to stay in a challenging position. That augurs well.

"If we can do well over the holiday period it will set us up very nicely for the second half of the campaign."

Burgess Hill will be without Lloyd Cotton for Monday's clash but hope to have former Albion player Ben Andrews available.

Cotton has been struggling with glandular fever and manager Gary Croydon has decided to rest him for the holiday period.

The versatile Andrews is available again after mising a number of recent games.

Croydon said: "I am really looking forward to this game. I know Horsham have set their sights on promotion but I believe we are a match for anyone in this division."