LEE Hughes is set to miss Worcester City’s FA Cup clash with Chasetown on Sunday (3pm) after picking up a freak injury in Tuesday’s 5-0 mauling of AFC Wulfrunians.

But the joint manager is hopeful strike partner Dave Reynolds will have recovered from a knock he picked up in the midweek victory.

Hughes tormented the Wulfs defence in the early stages of the Victoria Ground clash and set up the opener for Brad Birch.

But with the score at 2-0 City were awarded a penalty and as the former West Brom hotshot struck the ball he collapsed to the floor with his kick bobbling wide of the post.

“I pulled my leg back and felt it pop in my hip flex just at the top of the quad,” Hughes explained.

“My leg just felt like it was hanging and I couldn’t get any power. Of all the times it could have happened it had to happen when I was taking a penalty. I couldn’t believe it.

“It’s never happened before so I don’t know how long I’ll be out for though I’m probably looking at a few weeks.

"I’ll go and see my physio at Notts County or West Brom to speak to them about it and they’ll give me a programme to sort it out and give me an indication of how long it will be.”

Reynolds scored a first-half double in the game only to pick up a knock midway through the second period.

Hughes added: “Dave was substituted as a precaution as he was hobbling a bit.

"He wanted his hat-trick just like every striker does but we were 4-0 up and we have to think of Sunday’s game.

"We’ll get some ice on his leg and he’ll be fine.”

Chasetown play in Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South and have had a mixed start to the season.

They lost their opener to Lincoln United 3-1 before drawing 1-1 with Kidsgrove Athletic on Wednesday.

Sunday’s match will be their first in the FA Cup this season.

“We’ve had them watched and know what their strengths and weaknesses are,” Hughes added.

“It’s going to be a tough game as they’re in the league above but I think on this pitch we can play against anyone and have no worries. 

“Hopefully the fans will see the results and come down here and enjoy the football.

"I know we want it back in Worcester but we’re here at the moment and all we can do is get a team out there to perform for those who come and watch.”