Striker on the spot with chickenpox

PUBLISHED: 17:32 04 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:03 26 October 2009

Potters Bar manager Steve Browne

Potters Bar manager Steve Browne

THE Scholars will be without new striker Kenny Kennedy on Saturday after the forward contracted chickenpox. In what is a first for Potters Bar boss Steve Browne, he cannot pick a player because of the infectious disease. I ve never come across it before

THE Scholars will be without new striker Kenny Kennedy on Saturday after the forward contracted chickenpox.

In what is a first for Potters Bar boss Steve Browne, he cannot pick a player because of the infectious disease.

"I've never come across it before in a player.

"Every year as a manager you learn something new. That's just the way it is," said Browne.

"You plan ahead and think of the team then someone phones you and can't play, what can you do? They are not full-time players."

It is believed the 22-year-old caught the ailment from his younger brother.

The gaffer is hoping no further members of his squad get signed off with the infectious illness.

"They say it takes two weeks in your system before it comes out.

"I'm just hoping no-one else comes down with it," added Browne.

Kennedy, formerly of East Thurrock United and Heybridge Swifts, has turned out just once for the Parkfield club.

He made his debut last month in the 2-0 away defeat at Waltham Forest, before being struck down with the illness.

The club are not sure how long Kennedy will be unavailable for, but it may be several weeks.


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