An injury update from Carrington…
Going into Saturday’s game at home to Port Vale, the Shakers have a number of players that will miss out due to injury.
After missing the start of the season with a back injury, Danny Nardiello is now close to returning to full training with a view of slowly getting back into his first team duties.
Andrew Tutte will be out of action for at least 8 weeks due to a hamstring injury which he picked up during Bury’s last game against Sheffield United. This is a big blow for Manager David Flitcroft as he saw Tutte as being “a massive part of what the club are doing”. However, he expects the lively midfielder to recover and still achieve at least 35 appearances during the season.
Young defender Keil O’Brien is close to training again, with Flitcroft expecting him to start “progressing his training program and load” in around 2 weeks.
Ryan Lowe was given the go ahead to start making first team appearances a few weeks ago, however he suffered with a re-occurring injury to his calf. Flitcroft now says they are taking their time with Ryan to ensure he comes back “in a fitter and better state than he did last time”.
Finally, Kelvin Etuhu is expected to be out with a leg injury for at least another 4 weeks. The tough tackling midfielder has been doing some specialist work at Bolton University to get his “leg working again”, but the Manager does not want to rush Kelvin to ensure there is no re-occurrence of the problem.
The full interview with Manager David Flitcroft will be released on Shakers PlayerHD on Friday morning.