Andy Procter admitted he is frustrated as he sits out the end of the season with a hairline fracture of the leg.

The 32-year-old picked up the injury in the seventh minute of the 3-0 defeat at Burton in mid-March and is now focusing on getting fit for next season.

“At first I didn’t know what had happened. It was a tackle and I tried to run it off but I couldn’t put any weight on my leg so I just sat down,” said the midfielder.

“I had an X-Ray at the time and they said nothing was broken but, as time went on, I knew something wasn’t right as I still couldn’t put anything on it.

“I had the MRI scan which diagnosed the fracture. They wanted to put it in plaster but I wouldn’t be able to do anything as I would lose my calf and quad so I am just in a boot so I can still at least keep exercising.

“I am gutted to be missing such a crucial part of the season but the only saving grace is I can have a full pre-season and get right for the new campaign.”

Procter admitted he isn’t good at watching football, especially games such as Friday where he would love to play in the clash at Morecambe and against his former team-mate Padraig Amond.

“I love local derbies and it would be nice to help to keep our record going against Morecambe but injuries are part and parcel of football so there is no point moaning about it,” added Procter.

“I will be cheering us on from the sidelines and hoping we can continue our run over them and secure our league status over Easter weekend.”