Club captain Josh Granite believes last week's hectic travelling schedule played its part in the amount of injuries that were picked up during it, including his own.

Granite is set to be out for at least ten weeks after fracturing his collarbone and dislocating his shoulder during the closing stages of last Saturday's 1-0 win over Sutton United, which followed long trips to Torquay and Dagenham.

Sam Hird, Dior Angus and Brad Barry had all suffered muscle injuries prior to that, while Jason Taylor sustained fractures to his cheekbone and eye socket minutes before Granite's heavy fall against the U's.

Granite said: "I do think the team's schedule last week contributed massively to the injuries we picked up and our performance against Sutton at home.

"I don't think we reached the level of performance that we have done in recent weeks, but having Torquay and Dagenham & Redbridge within three days and then coming back meant it was a long hard week.

"To pick up six points from the nine available was a good result from the three games, for me."

Granite's injury occurred just two games into his return to the side, after a thigh injury to Hird gave him a route back in following nine games being left to bide his time on the bench.

The 27-year-old is extremely frustrated with the timing of this setback, saying: "Obviously, it was a very frustrating week because I felt like I did really well on Tuesday and then Saturday, keeping two back-to-back clean sheets.

"Then for that to happen was not great timing. The Jason Taylor injury had no bearing on my staying on, to be honest - I would have tried to stay on whether we would have had nine or ten men."