WORCESTER City will go into Sunday’s FA Trophy clash against Ramsbottom United with their fourth goalkeeper in three games.

City are back in the market for a keeper after it emerged that Stourport Swifts stopper Lewis Solly is not available for the third qualifying round tie due to work commitments.

Solly played in Tuesday’s 3-0 Skrill North defeat to Leamington as a replacement for Jose Veiga, who suffered a calf injury in last Saturday’s 2-0 reverse at Harrogate.

The 29-year-old former Stourbridge custodian was given permission by Swifts manager Rod Brown to be dual-registered by City but Worcester manager Carl Heeley knew it was only a stop-gap.

He explained: “We’ve got to have a goalkeeper and at this moment in time we haven’t got one. It’s frustrating but the immediate thing was to get ourselves a keeper for Leamington and we had Saturday, Sunday and Monday to do that.

“I am grateful to Rod and Lewis for helping us out but we knew from the offset he wasn’t available this weekend.”

Veiga is expected to be out for at least a fortnight.

Harry Ashton took over from the former Tamworth keeper at Harrogate but Heeley does not feel he is ready for the first team.