Marcus Harness

Winger Marcus Harness will miss Saturday’s fixture against Dover Athletic due to a suspension incurred in his previous loan spell at Ilkeston.

Marcus, on loan from Burton Albion, received a red card after the final whistle of a league game against Hyde United last month, but this was only revealed once the referee filed his report on Monday 30 November. For matches below National League level, disciplinary procedures take 14 days to process, and neither Ilkeston nor Burton were aware of the suspension until this week.

Marcus is also ineligible for next weekend’s FA Trophy tie versus Eastleigh, having already appeared in the competition for Ilkeston, but will return to Barry Smith’s squad for the match against Guiseley AFC on Saturday 19 December.