Brooksby Out of Final

Ever-present winger Wayne Brooksby has been ruled out of Saturday’s Skrill North Promotion Final at Altrincham following an injury sustained at North Ferriby United at the weekend.

Wayne’s jaw was fractured in two places, requiring immediate surgery to insert supporting wires and a metal plate. He spent three nights in hospital after Saturday’s match.

Manager Mark Bower shares Brooksby’s disappointment:

“It’s a real blow for us as a team – we have quality players to come in, but I’m devastated for Wayne. He missed the play offs through injury last year and has started every game for us this season, so he’s gutted to be missing out again.

“I feel that Wayne was not adequately protected on Saturday, and from my viewing angle it was a shocking challenge that led to the injury.  It says a lot about him that he played on for almost an hour with a broken jaw and put in the performance he did to help get us to the final.”

The club would like to thank Wayne for his incredible efforts in his 56 appearances for Guiseley this season, and wish him a speedy recovery from his surgery.