‘We’ll win cups for Reidy’ vows Wisbech Town boss Brett Whaley after midfielder suffers leg break

Wisbech Town's Steven Reid is stretchered off after suffering a double leg break against Olney Town.

Wisbech Town's Steven Reid is stretchered off after suffering a double leg break against Olney Town. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town have set their sights on a trophy double for stricken star Steven Reid.

The popular midfielder suffered a double break of his right leg during the Fenmen’s victory against Olney Town in a United Counties League KO Cup quarter-final last Saturday.

Reid was stretchered off after being hurt while making a challenge in the first half of a 4-2 success for his side.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn by ambulance and underwent surgery on Monday before being allowed home the following day.

The 28-year-old Reid now faces three months in plaster as he begins a long road to recovery.

And his team-mates hope to provide some cheer by going on to the lift the KO Cup and Cambs Invitation Cup for him.

Manager Brett Whaley said: “We’ve all seen players writhing in agony after suffering bad breaks, but Steven was incredibly calm and chatting to the people around him while he was being treated and then stretchered off.

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“We never expected the injury to be so serious, but it shows how tough he is because he must have been in a hell of a lot of pain.

“He has been an important player for the club over a long period of time.

“He is an influential figure on and off the pitch and loves being part of Wisbech Town.

“He will be missed by everyone and we’ll hopefully keep him involved as soon as he is up to getting out and about.

“Steven helped us reach the semi-finals of both competitions and it would be great if we could repay him by lifting a couple of trophies and earning him winners’ medals.”

Wisbech entertain lower-level side Hardwick in a Cambs Invitation Cup semi-final on February 16.

They will have to wait a little longer to learn the identity of their UCL KO Cup last four opponents.

The winners of a second round clash between Northampton side Sileby Rangers and Boston Town will then face Holbeach for the right to meet the Fenmen.