WORCESTER City are sweating on the fitness of midfielder Calvin Dinsley following a hamstring injury suffered in Tuesday night's 5-2 Marsh Challenge Cup win at Pershore Town.

Dinsley, who has formed a formidable partnership with Connor Gater in midfield for City this season, went down in pain holding his hamstring in the early stages of the game.

He was audibly upset and using his reaction as a guide, it looks like he could be out for some time.

But at full-time manager Chris Cornes admitted it might not be as bad as first feared: "We will have to assess Dino on Thursday but I don't think it's as worse as first thought, more of a tight hamstring than a pull but we will get him in to see the physio at training on Thursday and and go from there."

Cornes sent out an almost full strength side on Tuesday, with Dylan Hart the only noticeable absentee from the matchday squad.

And the boss confirmed that he could be out for "a couple of weeks" after having surgery on his appendix, making him a doubt for the highly-anticipated Isuzu FA Vase tie at Stourport Swifts on February 10.

Other than the injury to Dinsley, it was a another good nights work for City on Tuesday as they kept their hopes of a non-league quadruple on track.

"I think the score line flattered them (Pershore) a little bit," said Cornes at full-time. "I thought we were in full control but we lost concentration a couple of times and they scored but apart from that chance 30 seconds in, after that, we put them to the sword in that first-half and it should have been five or six at half-time and then it's a different game.

"The wind in the second-half made it a bit of a free for all, but overall I'm delighted with the performance and result. Everyone else got minutes and the young guys did well when coming on, so overall quite happy."