WILL Storrie is still in the early stages of his recovery from the broken leg he suffered in the last game of last month, but Cobbydalers’ boss Danny Forrest thinks that his player is in good spirits.

Storrie suffered the injury in the 2-1 home defeat to Stockport Town.

It was a costly defeat for Silsden, but not in terms of the three lost points - more for the fact that it led to Storrie and Kyle Hancock (torn hamstring) being ruled out for the rest of the campaign.

Forrest said: “Will is a lot better now in his mind. I think that the first few weeks after the injury he was having trouble getting his head around it.

“He shows his face around the club a lot and is feeling a part of it again. Will’s a popular lad and he’s got a lot of good mates in the squad and I think that’s helping him along with his recovery.

“It hit him hard at first, and when he got a sick note for six weeks it was a big blow to him to be missing work for that long.

"These lads are part-time footballers, and you have to realise that, but he’s doing all right now and I’m keeping in touch with him.”

The Cobbydalers’ boss has been hampered by injuries and unavailability over the run-in but has been pleased with the results.

He added: “Will broke a leg and Kyle ripped a hamstring, so there’s two very good and influential players out right away, and Charlie Holt has been out for two month with an ankle injury.

“For one of the last games, Mark Trueman had other commitments and Danny Bunch went on holiday. It’s difficult at this level to keep a settled side because the players have day jobs.

“But we’ve got a good squad who always do their best for the club and we’ve had a decent little run going into today’s last game of the season.”