Centre-half Craig Curtis fractured his fibula in Cirencester Town’s most recent match against North Leigh at the end of January, writes Danny Hall.

The injury is compounded by sprained lateral ankle ligaments and he looks set to be sidelined for six weeks.

It is tough luck on Curtis, who had put up two man-of-the-match displays in his first three games since rejoining the club after three years at university in the States.

Carl Brown, who came off with an injured knee in the 4-1 victory over North Leigh, which took Town’s current unbeaten run to eight games, is recovering slowly.

He remains a doubt for Saturday when Town entertain Paulton Rovers. Definitely missing is influential midfielder Shaun Wimble, who will be serving a one-match ban.

Just as Town have hit their stride, the wintry spell has seen the postponement of games with Beaconsfield, Bridgwater, Gosport, Thatcham and Andover.

“It has been a shame just when we had some momentum going,” said manager Brian Hughes. “Now we face 16 games in the last 10 weeks of the season. But we hope to carry on where we left off. Shaun and Craig are definitley out on Saturday, but at least Scott Mason is back after his illness.”

Paul Casey and Steve Robertson have both been released by the club.