Eastbourne Borough manager Danny Bloor will once again be without a number of players for their game at Dulwich Hamlet at Priory Lane this afternoon.

The Sports are set to be missing five players through injury which has heavily impacted their start to the season.

They have had to contend with a domino effect of injuries in their opening four games.

But Bloor admits their injury crisis is still rumbling on.

He said: “On Saturday we played a really good first half and on Monday we played a really good second half but our biggest problem is injuries it is like the walking-wounded, we are just picking up injury after injury.

“So even tomorrow (Saturday) we are missing players. On Monday morning we lost James Ferry with a knee problem so he is struggling, so is Josh Oyinsan, so is Joel Rollinson and then last night (Thursday) we were doing some shooting in training and Charlie Walker has picked up an injury as well.

“Plus Jack Currie is unavailable as he is unwell.

“So when you have got five of your potential starting 11 not available it is difficult, it is no secret we do not have the biggest squad in the league, we don’t have the biggest budget but they are not things we are moaning about.

“But when you have got five of your potential starters available you don’t need to be Einstein to see it is not easy for us.”

Borough host Dulwich, who come into the game with plenty of confidence.

Gavin Rose’s side picked up their first win of the season on Bank Holiday Monday by winning 6-0 at Hemel Hempstead.

However, Bloor knows his side will have to battle hard in the match.

He said: “They are coming in to the game off the back of a 6-0 win on Monday against Hemel Hempstead, we know it going to be a very tough game.

“But we have just got to get through this injury crisis. Last season we managed to keep the same goalkeeper and back four for 22 of the 23 competitive games we played and we haven’t been able to do that once yet this season.

“So we have just got to all be strong,get through it whatever player play we will be full committed to Eastbourne Borough football club, but we are just struggling with this injury crisis at the moment.”

Despite their injury crisis, there have been some positives to take from their opening four matches.

Bloor said: “It was really positive to see Greg Luer score on Monday so that was a real positive.

“Jake Elliott made his debut but he is probably 80-85% fit.

James Beresford has been outstanding he has come into the side and done really well.

“So, there has been some positives but we need to get all our players fit and available and then we will be very optimistic.”

Worthing take a break from league action this afternoon as they host Corinthian- Casuals at The Crucial Environmental Stadium in their FA Cup First Qualifying Round tie.

Manager Adam Hinshelwood is likely to be without defender Cam Tutt who is still suffering from the collar bone injury he picked up at Cray.

Joel Colbran’s quad injury will mean he continues to be absent for another week or two.

There is also news regarding Alex Parsons long term knee injury. The midfielder requires no operation at this stage and will be reassessed by the specialist again in 12 weeks.

This weekend’s fixtures:

Vanarama National League South- Eastbourne v Dulwich Hamlet.

FA Cup 1st Qualifying Rnd- Burgess Hill v Bracknell Town, Harefield United v Hastings United, Hayes & Yeading v Bognor, Haywards Heath v Horsham, Lewes v Metropolitan Police, Northwood v Chichester, Worthing v Corinthian-Casuals.

Pitching In Isthmian South East- Three Bridges v Lancing.