STUART Heath is hopeful that Jamie Gleeson’s pelvic injury won’t keep the Magpies’ midfielder out of this weekend’s showdown against Boreham Wood.

He sat out the 1-1 draw with Staines last Saturday after picking up the problem during training on the Thursday night before the game.

Gleeson, pictured, is set to visit a chiropractor for treatment on the affected area and assistant-manager Heath is confident that he will be available for this Saturday’s fixture.

“Glees is going to a specialist this week to get a diagnosis and we are hoping that some manipulation from the chiropractor will sort it out,” said Heath. “Hopefully it will be a very minor problem and he will be back for Saturday.

“Glees has been superb in the last few weeks and we missed him in the centre of midfield last Saturday.

“He has formed a good partnership with Nathan Craig and I think his absence on Saturday affected Nathan’s performance as well.

“But we’re hoping Glees’ problem is one that can be fixed very quickly with some treatment and he will be alright for the weekend.”

Meanwhile, first-team squad members including Dan Munday, Clive Makoni, Steve Walker and Jack Twyford are set to get some game time when the reserves host AFC Portchester tonight (7.45pm).

The Magpies lost 3-2 to the same opponents in the Wyvern Premier League last week with captain Ryan Case and Jack Vallier scoring for Dave Kiteley’s men.

Portchester are now level on points with Dorchester at the top of the table and have a game in hand.