BOSS Matty Holmes revealed he was set to be without Sam Davidson for up to two months.

The Wimborne Town defender suffered ankle ligament damage during the clash against Didcot last time out.

Holmes told the Daily Echo: “He turned on the ball against Didcot and his leg just gave way.

“I think he slipped and he has had problems with that ankle before.

“Luckily there is no damage to the bone so he is relieved about that. He is a quiet lad but a positive character and he will be keen to get back.

“He is going to be out for quite a while. It could be a couple of months. We are going to severely miss him but we hope to still get some games out of him before the end of the season.”

Without the defender, Magpies are set to make the trip to bottom side Bishop’s Cleeve in Southern League West on Saturday (3pm).

The hosts have won just once in 20 league fixtures this season.

Matt Oldring is set to come back into the squad after undergoing nose surgery, while Holmes is hopeful Luke Holmes and Sam Bayston can shake off knocks.

Victory could take the Cuthbury outfit back into the league’s top three.

Wimborne host Winchester City on Boxing Day (3pm).