Youhill blow hurts Railway before congested month in league

Rob Youhill
Rob Youhill

Star winger Rob Youhill could miss a chunk of Harrogate Railway’s hectic March.

Youhill suffered a suspected fractured cheek bone during Railway’s mid-season friendly against Skrill North side Bradford Park Avenue on Tuesday.

The match ended 0-0 at Station View.

Rail’ boss Billy Miller hoped to use the clash to “blow out the cobwebs” after more than a month without league action.

Miller said: “With only a 17-man squad, we need to get game time. Some lads haven’t played for seven weeks.”

New recruit Nathan Dwyer could make his Railway debut in Saturday’s home clash against struggling Radcliffe Borough.

Borough lie second bottom in Evo-Stik First Division North.

Their visit starts a difficult month of action for Miller’s men, with eight games.

And the boss believes the next period will form a “true reflection” to where his 12th-placed side stand.

Miller said: “There’s still points in this team. We are a million miles from where we were last season.

“Radcliffe are fighting for their lives. They will come with a belief that they can beat us.

“We have to make sure we give it everything.”