On-loan midfielder Lewis Simper could be involved in the Yeovil Town squad for Saturday’s FA Cup derby against local rivals W*ymouth.

The 20-year-old, who joined on a season-long deal from Cambridge United in the summer, has not been seen since the pre-season friendly against Taunton Town.

Having suffered with COVID-19, Simper suffered a muscle strain during which time Yeovil recruited other midfielders and manager

New Glovers Lewis Simper in action for Concord Rangers

Darren Sarll said the loanee will now have to play his way in to the side.

He said: “Lewis’ attitude is magnificent, he’s going to be a good player and he’s got to fight his way in.

“He would be playing in a similar role to maybe Tom Knowles is now, so he needs to be better than Tom Knowles.

“I hope to have him involved Saturday if we can and see how he goes.”

The manager added that he expects the fourth qualifying round tie to come too soon for central defender Luke Wilkinson who he said is “getting closer” to fitness and is expected to be back later in the month.

Midfielder Mitchell Rose is also expected to miss the tie having picked up a hamstring injury in the 2-0 defeat to Notts County the previous weekend.

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