Summer signing Olly Lancashire was not risked against Burnley at the weekend because he has sustained a slight tear in his groin. The injury is not severe and the former Swindon Town man is not expected to be out for too long.
Lancashire is still able to run freely in straight lines thus not seeing a drop in his fitness level over the last couple of weeks of pre-season. He would face a race against time to face Plymouth Argyle on the opening game of the season.
Lancashire performed admirably on his first outing for the club in the 6-0 win over Altrincham.
David Artell told the club’s official website: “Olly has a slight tear in his groin, so we are nursing him through a bit. We won’t be taking any risks or think about rushing him back.
“He can still run in straight lines, so his fitness won’t be affected a great deal. He can function well and he won’t be out for a long time.
“He has been able to do the hard yards in pre-season and the foundation is there, so he won’t lose much fitness.”