North Queensland Fury seeking replacement player for injured Akoto

North Queensland Fury will be in search of a replacement player if the knee injury suffered by key defender Eric Akoto is serious.

North Queensland Fury will be in search of a replacement player if the knee injury suffered by key defender Eric Akoto is serious.

The former Togo international sustained the problem in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Gold Coast United and scan results today will reveal the severity.

Fury football operations manager Robbie Middleby admitted that it did not look good for Akoto and said the club would seek a replacement if he was to be out for the expected seven or so weeks.

"If he has surgery it is probably going to be a minimum of seven weeks before he is back playing so were going to have to look at getting a replacement player," Middleby told the Townsville Bulletin.

"It's difficult to do, especially with a visa player.

"Before the January 1 transfer window it is very difficult to get a player in ... we're going to use our contacts to try and get a replacement player but it's going to be difficult. I'm going to try and work it out as best I can tomorrow and see what can be done."