Harrogate Town goalkeeper Mark Oxley suffered broken leg in Salford City defeat

Harrogate Town have confirmed first-choice goalkeeper Mark Oxley broke his leg during Saturday's defeat at Salford City.

The 31-year-old, who signed from Southend United on a free transfer to replace James Belshaw in the summer, has only missed two matches all season, rested to the bench for two Football League Trophy group games.

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He has kept nine clean sheets with the Sulphurites revamping their backline in January.

Oxley went off 73 minutes into Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Moor Lane, to be replaced by James Cracknell.

His season is obviously over but the concern now will be about the start of the next campaign.

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