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Injury Update 20/11/2015

20 November 2015

The Gaffer talks us through the injuries at the club and when they will be back in contention.

The Shakers are currently without a number of first team players due to injury which has left the squad threadbare and meant that Manager David Flitcroft has been unable to name a full bench in several games.


To keep fans updated on the situation, Flitcroft has talked us through the current situation with injuries:


“I took Danny Pugh off on Saturday due to the fact he looked tired, he’s played a lot of minutes lately and he just looked as though he as just a bit fatigued so we brought Pugh off for no injury reason whatsoever.


 “Craig Jones and Kelvin Etuhu are back in training now, having both of them around the training programme gives the players and the coaching staff a lift, to have them now training with us is fantastic.


“Ryan Lowe has been training with us for two weeks now, he’s been in and out of the intensity with the under-18s and then our intensity to make sure we get that load right.


“Andrew Tutte is on course, he has had his scan now so he is on course to return to first team action over the next four weeks, so that’s a massive player back for us with the energy and quality he possesses. I’m really looking forward to seeing him in League One as well.


“Chris Eagles is on his own separate fitness programme to get him conditioned, when he trains with the first team he’s not able to cope with that level just yet.


“We have to be a bit more patient with Chris. You don’t realise sometimes how important a full pre-season and specific training programme is for a player. Chris hasn’t had that and by the time we signed him, we were already sixteen games into the campaign, which means he has a lot of catch-up to do.


“Rob Lainton is on course, but it is such a unique position, we’ve just got to be patient and not rush that. One thing I have never done and will never do is put the medical department under pressure because I trust them”


The full interview with David Flitcroft will be available later this morning.

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