MARLON Jackson’s injury woes have struck again with the Newport County AFC striker set for another long spell on the sidelines.

Exiles boss Michael Flynn revealed today that the 26-year-old is potentially facing eight weeks out following a recurrence of the hamstring problem that has dogged his season.

Jackson was originally laid low during County’s pre-season friendly against Gloucester City in July – he didn’t make his first appearance of the new campaign until last month.

After starting in the Checkatrade Trophy defeat by Cheltenham Town, Jackson then featured as a substitute at Accrington Stanley a fortnight ago, a game his side drew 1-1.

Flynn said the forward had been going well in training and was pushing hard to feature in Sunday’s FA Cup clash with Cambridge United.

However, his bad luck struck again and an already hugely disrupted season is going to be affected by injury once more.

“Marlon’s out injured again and that looks like it’s going to be a lengthy one,” said Flynn. “He has done his hamstring again and it’s probably going to be eight weeks for him.

“It’s not good because he was in contention again and looking sharp in training.

“He’s not having much luck and it’s frustrating for me, it’s frustrating for him, and I’m sure it’s frustrating for the physio department.

“They did everything with his rehab which they should, and were maybe a little bit over-cautious at times, so I can’t point the finger at anybody.

“He is low. I spoke to him on Wednesday when he had the results and I’ll probably give him a little bit of time off next week to get away and recharge the batteries.”

Meanwhile, Scot Bennett (hip) is out of the Cambridge tie but Robbie Willmott returns after a concussion and Flynn is hopeful Mark O’Brien will be back as well.