The Bury Manager David Flitcroft talks us through the injuries that the side are currently nursing.
The Shakers have had a torrid time in regards to injuries and illnesses this season with over half of the squad having been out of action for at least on game this season. However, since coming into 2016 the side has started to get back into shape with a number of players making a return to the squad including Andrew Tutte, Kelvin Etuhu, Jacob Mellis, Ryan Lowe and most recently Peter Clarke.
David Flitcroft has given us an update on the players that are still out below: -
Danny Rose- “Danny Rose’s lower back has spasmed out in a challenge he made during the Walsall game when he came on and we couldn’t get him back in time for Tuesday’s game and that was a big loss.”
Craig Jones - “We’ve assessed Jonah this morning (Thursday), he trained on Monday and there was something that went on during that training session which wasn’t right.
“We have a duty of care and it’s different now with concussion, back in the day you could get knocked out 6 or 7 times a season and nobody would have battered an eyelid.
It’s really important now that we support that player during that time and support the medical staff as well because they have to make tough decisions. Although I want players playing, the family and their life is bigger than football.”
Rob Lainton - “Rob should be back involved by next week, he’s had a slight setback. I thought we’d definitely have him for the FA Cup Replay – that was the signs we were getting 10 days ago – but it wasn’t to be so I can’t rush it.”
Jack Ruddy - “Jack Ruddy is a few weeks off, but I see a positive in everything, with Jack we’ve been able to get him out on the training field a lot but not using his hands instead he’s been doing a lot of possession.
“One of the areas we have to work on with him is his possession and distribution. It’s been fascinating watching a goalkeeper commit to outfield sessions.”
Chris Eagles - “Chris is training with us and we are trying to get him as fit as we can get him, so he’s working hard at that.”
Keil O’Brien - “Keil is back with the club after his loan with Halifax, he’s still injured and we are just working hard behind the scenes to get him to a better place.”