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Injury Update 5/2/2016

5 February 2016

The Shakers are almost back to full fitness although Kelvin Etuhu and Ryan Lowe will be missed at Barnsley on Sunday.

Bury manager David Flitcroft has stated that his side are through the rough patch that saw their injury list keep growing and growing a couple of weeks ago and are now almost back to full fitness.


Speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash with Barnsley, David Flitcroft said: “We are looking good injury wise, Lowey has picked up a slight training injury which we are monitoring at the minute, but it’s a good bill of health.


“We are working through it from 4 or 5 weeks ago where we had a spate of injuries; those players have come through it now.


“We’ve had a lot of games, and this week has been a good week to just get the rest to work ratio right and get that balance right. We’ve done that and after today’s (Friday) training session we’ll be good to go.”


Kelvin Etuhu is the Shakers’ only real injury concern after coming off against Hull city at the weekend, but Gaffer has explained it is not as serious as first feared.


He said: “I feared for the worst, I was thinking around 6-7 weeks he’d be out due to the stretch and the type of challenge, however we are possibly looking at 2-3 weeks if we get the work and the intense treatment into him.”


This return to the fray by a number of key players has meant that the Manager felt the need to only bring in two extra bodies during the January transfer window, as he feels the current team have what it takes to improve their form.


He explained: “If this group of players hit the kind of form we know they can, there will be no need to bring anyone else in on loan. I do believe that with Carrington and the staff we have here, we have just come through a real tough time and the FA Cup – how good that run is – it can spill over to your League form and have a detrimental effect.”

The pre-match interview David Flitcroft will be on Shakers PlayerHD shortly.

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