Pilkington out for season
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mansfield keeper Kevin Pilkington is out for the season with a dislocated shoulder.Mansfield Town goalkeeper Kevin Pilkington is out for the season with a dislocated shoulder.
The 31-year-old landed in an awkward fashion during training on Monday and dislocated his arm joint in the process.
With the former Manchester United, Port Vale and Wigan Athletic custodian now sidelined, youngster Jason White looks set to deputise for Carlton Palmer's side when they face Darlington on Saturday at Field Mill.
The former Stockport County boss thinks the situation will give him a chance to prove his worth with The Stags.
"They have put Kevin's shoulder back in at the hospital, but it has damaged ligaments so that's the end of his season," Palmer told the club's official website.
"As one door closes, another opens and this is a chance for Jason to show what he can do in the last four games."
Palmer also plans to open discussions with both custodians regarding new contracts in the near future.