MEL Gingell is hoping for a change of luck for his injury-ravaged Corsham Town side after two more of his players were injured in freak circumstances.

Left back Tom Ingall, who had been due to return to the side against Bideford on Saturday after coming back from holiday, fell off scaffolding while at work and picked up a groin injury.

The problem will definitely keep him out of this weekend’s Les Phillips League Cup second round visit to Oldland Abbotonians.

Meanwhile, Craig Gingell, who played against Wootton Bassett Town last weekend despite being injured, had initially looked to be on the mend.

But while walking to work he tripped on a paving slab and injured the same knee, also ruling him out of this weekend’s clash.

The defender and captain was due to have an X-ray yesterday.

Corsham were without seven first team players in their 3-0 defeat at Bideford on Saturday, and boss Gingell is getting increasingly frustrated following these latest injuries.

He said: “I’ve never known anything like it, I think we need a doctor at the club.

“At the moment we’ve got a real bad injury crisis.

“We need a bit of luck, we’ve lost a few players and we’re down to the bare bones.”

Gingell has moved to avert his injury problems by signing two players from Tetbury Town.

James Weston, 22, who can play up front or wide left, has re-joined the club.

Weston plays for Chippenham Sports and Social Club on Sundays and scored four times against Biddestone Social at the weekend.

Meanwhile Tom Bond, 22, who can play centre back or right back, has also put pen to paper on a deal.

“They are two really good players. It’s surprising to me they haven’t been picked up before,” said Gingell.

Gingell never threatened to break his duck of never winning at Bideford either as manager or player at the weekend.

Bideford scored midway through the half when a flick on from a corner led to the ball being headed in at the back post by former Truro City man Shane Tolley.

Ellis Laight increased the lead on the half hour when his shot hit the post but he pounced to strike home the rebound.

Radley Veale hit the post late on before Robbie Gough scored with virtually the last kick of the game.

Corsham are away to Oldland Abbotonians in the Les Phillips League Cup tomorrow.

Striker Simon Gray’s ongoing back injury has cleared up for the moment and he will return.

Matt Windle has been struggling with a groin injury for most of the season but might be okay. Long-term absentee Dean Ranger is waiting on the result of an MRI scan on his hip injury.