A hamstring issue is hampering Nathan Waterston’s chances to impress for his hometown club.

The 20-year-old forward arrived at Holker Street from Working Reds this month on a deal until the end of the season. He impressed making his debut off the bench against National League leaders Macclesfield Town, and earned a starting shirt in the 1-0 win at Maidenhead and the 2-1 defeat to Hartlepool United.

But Waterston was an unused substitute on Saturday as the Bluebirds held play-off hopefuls Dover Athletic to a goalless draw at Holker Street, but boss Ady Pennock has revealed the former AFC Performance Centre player – the only South Cumbrian in the current squad – had been due to feature.

Pennock wanted to use Waterston from the bench, but the player told him not long before the game was due to start that he was having a problem with his hamstring. That left the manager unable to bring him on and frustrated that he could not make a change to his substitutes so late in the day.

But Pennock is hopeful it is a lesson learned for the player, who will be assessed properly before Good Friday’s trip to Boreham Wood to ensure he is fit to feature.

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