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Bishop in UK after double jaw-break

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WAYNE BISHOP, the Rangers striker, was yesterday flown to Southampton for surgery on a double break to his jaw.

Temporarily silenced: Wayne Bishop has flown to Southampton to have his jaw wired after it was broken in two places. (Picture by Gareth Le Prevost)

Twenty-four hours after Bishop hit a first-half hat-trick in Rangers’ 6-0 FNB Priaulx League triumph over Sylvans, he came on as a sub for the red-and-blacks’ Jackson League side and collided with a Rovers player.

There was a loud crack and Rangers’ coach Nathan Thompson knew immediately his star player was in trouble.

‘You could see his jaw was lop-sided. He flew to Southampton yesterday morning,’ said Thompson.

‘He will be a big loss,’ added the young Rangers coach, who had watched Bishop, arguably the best striker in the Priaulx League, rip Sylvans apart on Saturday.

Bishop hit the first three at St Andrew’s, young Jarod Carrington hit the fourth before the break and in the second half new signing Brad Foss, just 18, came on and scored two on his debut.

Foss scored again for the club’s second team, who walloped Rovers 6-1 at Port Soif in the Jackson, and Thompson said that the new man will have to step up in the absence of Bishop.

Rangers’ recent fine form has propelled them into the top three in the Priaulx League, but the loss of their regular No. 9 will, said their coach, ‘be big boots to fill’.

‘But we still have young Jarod and Foss coming through.’

Rob Batiste

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