MARK Collier faces a fitness headache ahead of Chippenham Town’s trip to Whitehawk on Saturday after striker Scott Twine was recalled to Swindon Town.

The teenager was one of five strikers available to Collier, but following injuries to both Nick McCootie and Kaid Mohamed, the Chippenham manager says he is a little light offensively.

David Flitcroft recalled Twine the day before leaving the Energy Check County Ground last Wednesday, which left Collier frustrated.

“We were dealt the card where we lost Twine and Kaid (for Monday) because he was injured and so was McCootie,” said Collier.

“It is what it is, no-one is going to feel sorry for us and we know that. We now have another tough game on Saturday.

“Swindon Town called to say they were recalling Twine. The message was they were down to 14 fit players and they needed him.

“Then the next day, the manager left so that is all we know. I spoke to Scott and he was enjoying his football.

“We were aware that he is Swindon Town’s player. They called him back and I hope he gets some game time because he deserves it.

“He played two games and did well for us. He was a big part of our plans, I’m still hopeful we can get him for the run-in, but we will have to wait and see.”

Collier also revealed Town have signed forward Karnell Chambers from Gloucester City, in a bid to boost the club’s attacking options.

Mohamed is in line for a return from injury as Chippenham aim to bounce back from a disappointing defeat, with victory in East Sussex.

“We are a little bit light up top.

“We had five strikers and on Monday we were down to two, so it shows how quickly things can change,” he added.

“Kaid will be okay for Saturday but Nick won’t be.

“We just signed a lad, Karnell, who is another striker so that is a positive for us as well.

“Karnell has done particularly well when he’s played against us. He had a contract at Gloucester, however, the new manager came in and something went on.

“We found out there was an opportunity to get him and he’s come along until the end of the season.

“He will train on Thursday with a view to being involved on Saturday.”