CONCORD Rangers are facing another goalkeeping crisis ahead of tomorrow’s vital FA Cup clash after on-loan stopper Aaron Lennox broke his finger in training.

Lennox, who only joined the club at the start of the month as a replacement for the stricken Jamie Butler, is the Beachboys’ only senior keeper but he has now returned to Queens Park Rangers to recover.

The blow comes ahead of one of the biggest games in the club’s history, as they bid to make it through to the first-round of the FA Cup for the first time when they play St Albans City tomorrow.

And manager Danny Cowley admits if they are unable to bring in a replacement for Lennox, then stand-in stopper Jack Lampe will start the game in between the posts.

“It never rains but it pours,” said Cowley. “First we lose Jamie, who is the best goalkeeper in non-league football, and now this as we prepare for one of the club’s biggest ever games. At this rate it is going to be Jack Lampe in goal.

“We are hopeful that we will be able to get someone in on short notice as there are some good young professional goalkeepers that need experience.

“We can only afford to go down the loan route.”

But Cowley refused to hide behind the injury, saying ‘the weak make excuses’.

“We go into the game as underdogs,” he said. “We have a no excuse mentality at the club and we are excited at the challenge ahead.

“Aaron has done very well for us in his short time here but he goes back to QPR with our best wishes.”

Concord crashed out to Conference National side Barnet at this stage last year and are hoping to go one better against the Conference South newcomers – St Albans winning promotion from the Southern Premier Division via the play-offs last season.

And they have enjoyed a successful start to their league campaign, sitting 7th in the division, three points above the Beachboys.