Tony Vance considers his options in Guernsey midfield

By Brent PilnickBBC South West Sport
Tony Vance

Guernsey FC manager Tony Vance has yet to decide who will fill the role left by injured midfielder Ryan-Zico Black as his side prepare to play South Park.

Former Northern Ireland international Black, 31, broke his leg in the last week and is

Guernsey are also without Angus MacKay who has a knee injury.

"There are a number of permutations so I'll sleep on it and give it some thought," Vance told BBC South West.

"We know the games are going to come thick and fast and not having Zico and Gus can be a bit of a concern.

"But we have players who can step up and we have a tough group of players."

Among the possible choices to replace Black are Simon Geall, Alex Le Prevost and Kieran Mahon, with the latter now approaching full fitness

"Hopefully we can negate not having those players," Vance said.

"We might have to adapt our style a little bit because Zico was the catalyst to how we played."

South Park will go into the game four points and four places behind third-placed Guernsey in the Combined Counties League, but they reached the final preliminary round of the FA Cup before losing to the Metropolitan Police and have only been beaten once away from home in the league this season.

"That proves what pedigree they've got and it's going to be a very tough game," added Vance.

"They're a big side and it should be an interesting contest."