YOUNGSTER Teddy Davey’s spell at Southern League Premier Poole Town has taken another setback, with the midfielder sidelined for a month.

Despite missing three festive fixtures for Poole due to COVID, Davey saw his stay at the Dorset club extended earlier this month – only to pick up an injury during training.

Manager Tom Killick detailed his disappointment, telling the Daily Echo: “Speaking of Teddy, unfortunately, he's going to be out for at least a month.

“He got injured in training, so sort of gain one, we lose one – sums things up for us, really.”

The injury to the young midfielder left Poole scrambling to strengthen their side, with Killick and Co. utilizing links at Exeter to bring in Jack Veale.

“I'm very pleased that we were able to bring Jack in,” continued Killick.

“I think always with loans it is good to do it for a month initially on both sides.

“You don’t want someone to come in and he's not particularly happy, he’s not enjoying himself and he's stuck, and from our point of view, we want to know that it works well with us.

“So I think it's always sensible with these loans to start them off for a month, just to feel things out like we did in a way with Teddy (Davey).”

Dolphins remain keen on extending Davey’s loan further despite the setback, with the non-league club waiting to see how Davey recovers – and whether Saints will allow him to leave Staplewood on loan again.

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