Grimsby Town joint boss Paul Hurst hopes Andi Thanoj and Jamie Devitt will recover for Dartford tie
PAUL Hurst is hoping to be able to welcome back midfield duo Jamie Devitt and Andi Thanoj for Saturday's FA Trophy semi-final first leg against Dartford.
Thanoj broke his nose while on international duty with Albania Under-21s last week while Devitt has been struggling with illness.
But the joint boss says he hopes both will recover in time for the visit of the Darts.
He said: "We're looking all right and there are no fresh injuries apart from Andi Thanoj with his broken nose and I think he's going to have that straightened.
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"He's trained with us but I think he's wary of certain challenges. That's okay in training but not when it matters in a game. We don't want to take that chance that he might not put his head in at certain times but he should be ready for Saturday, though."
He added: "Jamie is still ill at the moment.
"He's gone to the doctors to try to get sorted but he's continuing to be sick. I'm not sure if he'll become the lightest footballer that there's ever been because he doesn't exactly carry much on him.
"Again we're hoping that Jamie will be ready for Saturday."
Meanwhile, tonight's Blue Square Bet Premier game with Nuneaton - which was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch - has now been re-arranged for Tuesday, March 19.