WANDERERS’ pitch perfect start to pre-season has been rocked by a serious injury to Dennis Politic.

The youngster required oxygen and several minutes of treatment on the pitch towards the end of the Whites’ 6-0 victory at Loughborough University this afternoon.

Politic went down in the 80th minute after closing down a defender and was stretchered off the field. He is currently being transported back to the North West for further medical treatment.

Wanderers won the game comfortably with four first-half goals from Ali Crawford, Antoni Sarcevic, George Taft and Nathan Delfouneso.

They made several changes after the hour mark – but not before Liam Gordon and Delfouneso had extended their lead to half a dozen.

Team: Crellin (Alexander 58); Santos (Brockbank 58), Baptiste (Senior 58), Taft (Delaney 46); Jones (Hickman 52), Crawford (Politic 57 (Graham 88), Comley (White 46), Gordon (King-Harmes 57); Sarcevic (Darcy 57); Delfouneso (Trailist 59), Doyle (Faal 59).

Full match report to follow…