NEWPORT County AFC’s bid for promotion from League Two has suffered a blow after Priestley Farquharson revealed he is set to miss the run-in.

The Exiles were without the centre-back for Friday night’s 1-1 draw against Mansfield after he was forced off in the second half of the 1-0 win against Bolton Wanderers.

Farquharson rolled an ankle and announced on Twitter that scans have revealed he has torn a ligament.

“Looks like the season’s over for me,” the 24-year-old Tweeted. “Found out I tore a ligament in my ankle.

South Wales Argus:

“I’m so gutted but all I can do is come back stronger and support the boys off the pitch.”

Farquharson has been a huge hit since arriving in January from Connah’s Quay Nomads, making 13 appearances and slotting in on the right of the defensive three.

Scot Bennett filled that role next to Matty Dolan and Mickey Demetriou at Field Mill with David Longe-King the defensive back-up on the bench.

Ashley Baker, who has been a fringe figure this season, is another defensive option.

County have seven games remaining with home fixtures against fellow promotion hopefuls Carlisle and Cambridge this week.