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Seager Injury Could Open The Door For Saunders

18 February 2016

Callum Saunders will be hoping that he will get the chance to fill Seager's boots.

The unfortunate injury to the on-loan Ryan Seager could re-open the door for our Wales Youth International Callum Saunders. The 21-year-old replaced Seager at Spotland on Tuesday evening - but was later withdrawn for debutant Charlie Kirk with the Alex looking to find a late winner.

Seager, 20, has suffered a serious knee injury and has returned to his parent club Southampton for further diagnosis with their medical team.

Unless manager Steve Davis re-enters the loan market, Saunders could now be offered the chance to partner the in-form Marcus Haber again. Saunders has previously started three games this season and he scored his first senior goal when coming off the bench against Doncaster Rovers back in December.

Saunders, who has been a regular goalscorer in the Under-21s and during our Cheshire Senior Cup run, will be hoping that he gets the chance to start away at Chesterfield this weekend.

Following the 2-2 draw with Rochdale, Steve Davis told the club’s official web-site: “Callum seemed to run out energy on Tuesday night but in fairness he hasn’t played a lot of football, especially at his level of intensity.

“He found it hard physically but he did draw some fouls for us to get us up the pitch.

 “I just thought I would change it and give Charlie (Kirk) his chance. He came late on for his debut and we just hoped that he may have produced something to win us the game.”

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