Holbeach United suffered an injury blow to Jamie Stevens during Tuesday night’s 2-1 home friendly victory against Netherton.
The experienced defender picked up a rib injury during the contest, and boss Tom Roberts is now hoping his man will return to full fitness as soon as possible.
Stevens is suspended for the first two games of the season, but with fellow defenders Stacey Cartwright and Adam Jackson currently sidelined, his presence will be welcomed in the back line.
Stuart Eason put the hosts ahead early in the second half of this warm-up contest.
However, Netherton were no pushovers and levelled through Deno Giglio.
But the Tigers did have the final say as Josh Ford linked up well with the impressive Andrew Tidswell to conclude the scoring on the night.