On-loan Fulham forward Jay Stansfield was stretchered off for Exeter City yesterday as his studs seemed to get stuck in the turf in the Grecians’ draw at Fleetwood.

The Tiverton-born striker, who was in a rich vein after scoring twice in his last two appearances for his boyhood club, looked in a great deal of pain after going down with nobody else around him midway through the second half. Stansfield had to carried off the pitch in tears after lengthy treatment – with manager Gary Caldwell admitting in his post-match press conference that it was still to tell to assess the nature of the problem.

“It looked awkward the way he went down. We don’t know to what extent he has hurt himself but it didn’t look great and he is in a bit of pain, but we will see how he is over the next 48 hours. He is phenomenal and keeps going, and everyone kept going today and gave everything for the cause. Fingers crossed it is not too bad, but we will assess it over the coming days.”

Exeter, who were 2-1 down at the time of Stansfield’s exit, rescued a point at the death through skipper Pierce Sweeney in stoppage time. Former Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald had earlier scored his third City goal in nine games with the Devon club.