EVESHAM United are hoping Elliot Kennedy won’t be missing for too long after his injury scare against Stratford Town.

The Bank Holiday Monday match, which the Robins won 2-0, was stopped for nearly an hour after the midfielder landed awkwardly on his neck attempting an overhead kick. He was taken to hospital in Warwick but has since been released.

Kennedy has been ruled out of tomorrow’s FA Cup preliminary round home match against Kidsgrove Athletic (3pm).

Manager Paul Collicutt said: “I don’t know how long he’s going to be out, it just depends how he responds to physiotherapy.”

Two other players are also on the road to recovery with strikers Marcus Palmer and Carl Brown nearing fitness.

The pair have not been involved so far this season due to respective hamstring and knee problems but are continuing to make progress.

However, fellow striker Ethan Moore has joined rivals Cinderford Town after just six games at the club.

n Nick Awford, the 19-year-old son of former Worcester City player Andy, has followed in his father’s footsteps by playing for Portsmouth.

Andy, who became the youngest player to line up in an FA Cup tie while at St George’s Lane, is now the manager at Pompey and gave Nick his debut in the 3-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Stoke.

Andy’s father Terry also played for Worcester City.