The latest on players returning to full fitness ahead of the weekend
Going into this weekend’s EFL Sky Bet League One trip to Swindon Town, Shakers manager David Flitcroft has updated the latest state of play with regards to injuries.
Andrew Tutte is yet to kick a ball in anger this season following a hamstring problem collected over the summer, but the news on his progress reveals that he is close to making his first appearance of the season.
Speaking of Tutte, the Gaffer said: “if he gets through Wednesdays first training session comfortably, we are hoping he will be quite near. We have a behind closed doors game pencilled in for next Monday at our training centre in Carrington, and are hoping that he will play in that game.”
An injury at Coventry City, saw Neil Danns replaced within 15 minutes into the game, however more good news came with the Gaffer indicating that he too may also be involved in the game on Monday. “We are also hoping that Neil Danns plays a part in that game as well because he is getting closer and stronger” said Flitcroft.
Following surgery to his knee at the back end of last season, Nathan Cameron has made a few appearances this season but has suffered with a reaction to that surgery. Nathan has missed the last five games due to that injury, but news of any progress is on hold as the club await the verdict of a visit to the surgeon who performed the operation.
The Gaffer continued; “we are waiting for the results from the surgeon on Nathan. The surgeon is one of the best, if not, the best knee surgeon in the country. He is now back from his holiday so we are just waiting on the results from Nathan’s visit to him, hoping we will know more later this week or early next.”
With no more injuries following last weekend’s encounter with Shrewsbury Town, the Gaffer added “When you are winning games, nobody wants to come out of the team. Nobody wants those little niggles. When you are winning, the injuries tend to dry up compared to when you are losing games.”
Chris Brown remains on the long term injury list following his knee surgery to clear out debris from the joint.
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