BLUEBIRDS’ defender Alex Kite says that his ankle injury was the icing on a very unappetising cake when his side were beaten 2-0 by Banbury United last weekend.

Kite limped off midway through the second half against Banbury after injuring his ankle putting in a hefty tackle on United's Kynan Isaac.

The defeder was making his first appearance after missing three games through suspension and looks set for another spell on the sidelines.

“It was a real gutter for us. Things went badly and then getting injured like that just ticked the last box really,” said Kite.

“It looks like I’ve done both of the ligaments in my ankle and it’s been really bruised and swollen. I’ll definitely be missing on Saturday (at home to Bideford) and it might end up being a few weeks out.

“It’s frustrating because I got suspended and was hoping to have that over quickly but then because of the snow, I ended up missing three weeks.

“But I’ve just got to do everything I can and I’ll be getting as much treatment as I can from Scott (Garraway, Bluebirds physio) and my old man (Phil Kite, Bristol Rovers physio).”

Kite also thinks that there will be no animosity between teammates Steve Casey and Ben John after they argued following their mistake on the stroke of half-time, which led to the visitors' second goa..

He said: “I’m sure they’ll have kissed and made up. It was just one of those moments where frustration gets the better of you. Mistakes like that aren’t something that you usually see from us.”