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Christian Winstanley20 Feb - 19:17
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Lee Pugh setback, Jack Sloan will be out for the rest of the season, Jabba on the road to recovery.

The club is beginning to prepare for a sprint to the finish line as we now have 12 games remaining to secure a Playoff place for the second season running. It has been a tough season for many reasons, but it has been particularly tough on a number of our first team players. Long term injuries to Lee Pugh, Jacob Hanson & Jack Sloan, have marred what could turn out to be a really positive season for the Blues.

Jack Sloan, who joined the club in November 2023 has gone on to make 9 appearances for the Blues before suffering a knee injury during our away game at Avro. He was fast becoming a fan favourite, putting in great performances & assisting a couple of goals along the way. We can confirm, following an MRI scan Jack has torn his ACL in his right knee. It is an incredibly serious injury that will see him miss the rest of the season as a minimum.

We are devastated for Jack, and the club will do all we can to help support him at this difficult time. Despite his injury, you may still see him at matches supporting the lads, as that is the type of character he his.

Lee Pugh as many will know has been out of action since our 4-1 defeat to Leek Town following a broken arm sustain during the first half of that game. Lee's recovery had been progressing well & we were expecting him to be able to play a part this season, but he has suffered a recent minor setback.

We're hoping we can still see Pughy in action again this season, but his recent setback is looking a little touch and go at the moment, with a 6-8 week lead time. We will keep everyone updated.

Jacob Hanson has been out of action since our 2-2 draw away to Stalybridge Celtic, where he sustained a fractured wrist and had to be substituted in the second half. He has been wearing a cast since and his injury is healing well, so much so his cast will be removed next week & he can resume training and is expected to be available in the near future!

We'll continue to monitor our players progress & we wish them all a speedy recovery.

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