AS debuts go, goalkeeper Stuart Cross will not look back on his Steeton one too fondly.

The Chevrons brought him in from Nelson at the start of July, but his first-team bow under Roy Mason lasted less than 20 minutes, when he suffered horrendous fractures to his face and nose in the match with Thackley.

George Bristol and Jordan Harding have since signed to play in goal for Steeton, while Jordan Moorhouse will also be available between the sticks once he returns from injury.

But Mason confirmed that Cross is still part of the club, and has even been working with Bristol and Harding down at training and in games, despite his injury.

And fortunately he seems to be on the mend, after Tweeting earlier this week: "Six weeks after smashing my face at football, I’ve just been discharged from the eye clinic with no lasting damage to my eye or vision.

"Now for the fracture clinic to decide what they are doing next."

Steeton responded: "Great to hear that goalkeeper @Stuartcross1987 is on the mend after the injury that he sustained against @ThackleyAFC last month.

"We wish him all the best in his recovery and hopefully, we'll see him back between the sticks soon!"