Bury Town manager Richard Wilkins is hoping his side’s latest batch of injuries will not derail their revived bid to reach the Ryman League Premier Division play-offs.
Russell Short, John Kennedy and Elliot Hunter all departed Tuesday’s 3-1 win over a physical Thurrock side with injuries, adding to the Blues’ problems ahead of tomorrow’s trip to second-bottom Carshalton Athletic (3pm). “It will be a tough game,” said Wilkins. “We’ve never won there, but we’ve put ourselves back in the mix and, if we can finish the season strongly, there is a fair chance we can make the play-offs. “If I’ve got my full squad out, I fancy us to beat anybody .” Short (knee) could miss a fortnight, but will be assessed this week, while Hunter may be in the squad despite taking a blow to the face that left him bloodied. Kennedy (groin) left Tuesday’s match at half-time, while Connor Hall and Warren Whitely missed the match all together with groin problems.
Adam Tann (cut to the face) could return to the squad, while Richard Logan (calf) was due to train last night and Billy Clark (broken ankle) has begun light jogging. Callum Kearns (knee) remains a long-term absentee.
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