Justin Edinburgh confirmed after Saturday’s FA Trophy win over Brackley Town that defender Marvin Ekpiteta has suffered a fractured nose, the East London & West Essex Guardian say.

Ekpiteta was making his return from an ankle injury that he sustained in the second round of the trophy against Wrexham, but he came off worse after a clash of heads in the 55th minute and was replaced by the returning Josh Coulson.

Edinburgh said: “I think we’ll have to assess it, he may need an operation but I’m not sure if he’ll be fit for next week. It didn’t look in a good condition.”

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