Academy striker Max Brown is set to have the final spell of his scholarship reactivated following a ten-month period on the sidelines with a cruciate ligament injury.
Brown, 19 in March, picked up the injury during a 5-1 home victory over Bury in March last year and had surgery on his damaged ACL early the following month.
“Max has now been given the green light to train, which is great news for him,” academy boss Darren Edmondson said. “He’ll be with us again hopefully from this week, as long as the weather allows us to train on grass, and we’ll activate the final eleven or twelve weeks of his scholarship from that point.”
“We’ll see where that takes him, but it’s a good period of time for him to get stuck back into it,” he continued. “The specialist is very happy with him, and we’ve had him in with the University of Cumbria to do some extra stress testing on his knee.
“Everything seems solid and in place and I know he’s looking forward to being amongst the day-to-day business of football again. Our fingers are crossed that he’ll pick up from where he left off before he had the injury.
“He was scoring goals for fun at one point and he was very, very quick. As a centre forward, those are two fantastic attributes to have, so we’re delighted that he’ll be in the fold to help us with scoring goals, at the same time as reminding everybody what he’s about.”