WORCESTER City midfielder George Clegg is out of action for up to three weeks after straining medial ligaments in his right knee.

The 24-year-old was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital after breaking down in the early stages of City's reserve victory over Bromsgrove Rovers on Monday night.

Ironically, the fixture was hastily-arranged to improve the fitness levels of the left-footer.

Clegg is no stranger to knee injuries after suffering more serious ligament damage during his period at Bury.

"It's a big blow to us," said player-manager Andy Preece. "We arranged the reserve game especially for Cleggy because he was on holiday for two weeks and has not played many games.

"The idea was to get another 90 minutes under his belt and get him spot-on for Saturday.

"But the injury is not as bad as it looked. At first, we thought it was a three-month job. I've seen it so many times with medial ligament damage.

"But the hospital said he only strained it. Fingers crossed, he will only be out for two to three weeks."

City's academy players face a tough test tonight in the Midland Floodlit League Premier Division as they host rivals Kidderminster (7.45).