Fourth placed Havant will be without penalty corner specialist Muhammad Arshad for the remainder of the England Hockey Western Conference season.
The influential four-goal hit man (pictured left by Neil Marshall) is not returning from Pakistan, where he remains in training and contention for his country’s Commonwealth Games squad.
He is replaced by Polish international forward Michal Dawid, who makes his debut in Sunday’s home match with table topping Exeter University, 12.30.
Havant have played a couple of friendly games since Christmas drawing with Chichester and defeating Richmond 6-4.
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