BOSS Matty Holmes revealed Matt Oldring would miss Magpies’ next two games after undergoing nose surgery.

The former Dorchester Town man suffered a nasty blow to the face during his side’s 1-1 draw at Barnstaple Town earlier this month.

Oldring played 90 minutes in the 1-0 victory over Kidlington on Saturday and put in a stellar performance to help send Wimborne third in Southern League West.

But after undergoing a minor operation earlier this week, the defender has been ruled out of Saturday's home game against Didcot (3pm) and Tuesday’s trip to Taunton.

Holmes told the Daily Echo: “The operation went really well. They just clicked it back into place but unfortunately he cannot feature.

“He has to have a splint on it for seven days so he will be out of the Taunton game as well.

“I am hopeful to get him back for the Bishop’s Cleeve game, all being well.

“I praised him on Saturday and he got manager’s man of the match. He was going up for headers as if there was nothing wrong with his nose but that is his character.”

The Cuthbury outfit are also set to be without Billy Maybury but Ben Walker is expected to come back into the squad following an ankle injury.

Holmes added: “We will be missing two big players in Matty and Billy. They are big losses but I have 100 per cent confidence in the boys coming into those positions.

“We have players who can adapt and play in two or three different roles, which is what I like in this squad.”

Wimborne will be looking for revenge against ninth-place Didcot, having suffered a 4-2 defeat at Loop Meadow back in August.

Magpies’ superb run of recent form saw them pick up the league’s club-of-the-month award.

Holmes’s charges triumphed in all five of their fixtures during November, scoring a staggering 20 times in all competitions.

And the boss was keen to praise the Cuthbury set-up as a whole, not just his playing staff.

“It was a club effort and there were other people involved in it,” he added.

“It’s not just for the players and management, I think the whole club has to take credit for the achievement.

“We had a couple of good months last season but it was mainly up and down.

“For us to go through November winning all our league games and the cup game against Dorchester was a great effort.

“We want to have another month like that, every club does and we will be working hard towards it.

“If we can keep people fit, we will win more games than we lose with the way we are playing.”

If they avoid defeat against Didcot, Holmes's charges will have gone nine games without losing.

Magpies: (from) Benfield, Davidson, Arnold, Francis, Kellaway, Stokoe, Penny, L Holmes, T Holmes, Burbidge, Lovell, Bayston, Cole, Walsh, Walker.