TENDRING Volleyball Club stalwart Alex Porter is ready to play through the pain barrier.

The club’s chairman and National League player is facing a race against time to be fit for their upcoming play-off final against London Lynx.

Former Great Britain and England player Porter has broken a little finger and could face another five weeks on the sidelines.

That will take him right up to the club’s eagerly-awaited play-off against Lynx which, if they win, will secure Super 8s volleyball.

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