David Flitcroft has confirmed that Bury Captain Nathan Cameron will be out for the rest of the season.
Captain Nathan Cameron suffered a knock to his knee during Bury’s 5-2 win over Colchester United on Saturday 20th February, he has subsequently missed out on the Shakers’ last two games whilst awaiting the results of an MRI scan of his knee.
David Flitcroft was dealt a massive blow when the scan results came back on Thursday afternoon, with the news that his skipper will be out of the picture for 8 weeks.
This leaves the Shakers very short on option at the back with the manager admitting he was looking for re-enforcements in the central defensive role for 6 weeks, even before they knew Nathan Cameron would be out.
Speaking after Saturday’s game, David Flitcroft said: “Nathan Cameron is out for the season, he needs an operation. We got the news on Thursday afternoon that he needs an operation on his cartilage and that will keep him out for 8 weeks.
“We’ve lost our skipper which has been a body blow towards the end of this week, so a centre-half now is a real top priority in terms of what I need to bring in.
“We’ve tried to get a central defender in for the past 6 weeks, but we’ve fallen short to our competitors in getting them over the line, that’s something we’ve been working hard on behind the scenes and they’ve not been dropping.
“It’s a time of the year when it’s difficult to find a defender who fits the ball, Nathan Cameron has got pace, power, 30 odd games under his belt in League One and he was progressing really well this season, so replacing him won’t be easy.”
The Shakers face Peterborough United at Gigg Lane on Tuesday night, kick-off 7.45pm and will be expected to start with the partnership of Peter Clarke and Reece Brown in the centre of defence.
Watch the full interview with David Flitcroft after the Wigan defeat on Shakers PlayerHD below: -