FC Halifax Town: Wild “devastated” for Stenson after striker is dealt injury blow

Town boss Pete Wild says he is “devastated” for striker Matty Stenson after it was announced he is set to miss the rest of the season through injury.

By Tom Scargill
Friday, 13th November 2020, 7:57 pm
Matty Stenson. Photo: Marcus Branston
Matty Stenson. Photo: Marcus Branston

Stenson was forced off injured just 16 minutes into his debut against Wealdstone on Tuesday night.

And it has now been confirmed that his season appears to be over.

Stenson picked up a hamstring injury in pre-season, and has previously battled back from two-and-a-half years out of the game when he was younger.

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“It’s not been a great week for us,” said Wild. “Anything that could go wrong has gone wrong.
“There’s been a lot of uncontrollables, but that’s football, that’s life. We’ve just got to get on with it.
“We’re doing things well, we’re doing things right, and things will change.”

Stenson is due to see a specialist next week, say Town, to discuss his next steps.

Wild added: “I’m devastated for him. He’s a young lad, at the height of his career, and his career’s stopped again.

“It’s a tough one for him, he’s living away from home and we’ve both had big expectations, him for the club and the club for him, this year. They’re now not to be.”

Pete Wild looks on as Matty Stenson picks up an injury in pre-season. Photo: Marcus Branston

The news on Stenson means it is even more important Wild tries to bolster his attacking options.

“We’re trying to (add to the squad), we’ve been trying for the last few days but Covid’s proving very difficult when trying to get loans in,” he said.

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