Jamie Allen and Tobi Sho-Silva have seen their promising starts to their careers with Dover Athletic cruelly cut short by injury.

Both young strikers, who arrived at Crabble last summer, have now undergone surgery and are facing a long rehabilitation process.

Allen had the first of his two hip operations in London on Wednesday and sadly won’t play again this season.

Sho-Silva had knee surgery last week and is now facing a three-month layoff.

The club is determined to ensure the pair are well looked after and Chairman Jim Parmenter said: “The club has ensured the best available surgeons were consulted to ensure these two young players have the best medical care and rehabilitation possible.

“Obviously this has resulted in significant unbudgeted cost for the club which is ongoing.”

You can now help cover the cost of getting Allen and Sho-Silva back to fitness.

We are launching a Player Rehabilitation Fund to help raise funds to get this talented pair back in the action as well as help cover the combined bill for both operations of £17,000.

If you would like to help, donations can be made online via the club shop (HERE), or at the club office or club shop on match days.

Thank you one and all for your continued support.