Manager Garry Wilson has backed on-loan goalkeeper Mitchell Walker to shine as Eastbourne Borough look to exact swift revenge on Altrincham.

Walker made his debut against the Poppies on Tuesday after signing on loan from Albion but could not prevent Borough going down 3-0 at Moss Lane.

The 18-year-old is set to continue in goal against the same opposition at Priory Lane tomorrow with Danny Knowles still struggling to overcome a combination of illness and injury.

Wilson said: “Danny’s groin is still not right and as he has been unwell he hasn’t been able to get treatment on it. It was tough for Mitchell coming in at the last minute on Tuesday but you couldn’t fault him for any of the goals and I’m sure he’ll show what a good player he is.”

Wilson has confirmed that Dan Brown is unlikely to play for “at least two weeks” after a scan on his troublesome knee failed to identify the cause of the problem. The midfielder has missed the last seven games and Wilson said: “It is a massive blow because Danny is such a big player for us.”

Darren Baker is expected to fill in at left-back tomorrow with Neil Jenkins and Sacha Opinel both suspended. Simon Weatherstone, who did not travel to Altrincham on Tuesday so he could play for the reserves on Wednesday, is available.

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