CLITHEROE have been rocked by the news that Blackburn Rovers loanee striker Callum Hendry faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines having ruptured his medial collateral ligaments and his anterior cruciate ligament injury.

The teenage frontman suffered the serious injury in last weekend’s win over Mossley and the Blues have now discovered the full extend of the injury which is expected to rule the 17-year-old out for at least six to nine months.


Hendry has scored six goals for Simon Garner’s side since joining from Rovers.

Clitheroe, who have been drawn away at Bacup Borough in the Lancashire Trophy, host Harrogate Railway tomorrow. in the Evo-Stik League First Division North.

Elsewhere, Garry Vaughan’s new-look Ramsbottom United hit the FA Trophy trail in the first qualifying round at Ashton United tomorrow.

In the National League North, Chorley will bid to put their FA Cup heartache behind them when they host Brackley Town at Victory Park.

The Magpies exited the cup in midweek when they lost a home replay 2-1 to Evo-Stik League Division One North side Northwich Victoria, who play two levels below Chorley.

Chorley, currently 11th, will attempt to cut the eight-point gap to the play-off places .