Oli Finney will visit a specialist again soon after suffering a slight set-back in his return from the broken leg he suffered against Shrewsbury Town in early January.
Finney has suffered some discomfort after stepping up his running in Manchester - but it has settled down again this week and he will be hoping for more positive news from his next scan.
With eight matches remaining it looks unlikely that he will return fully fit before the end of the season, but David Artell says that the youngsters’ determination to feature should not be underestimated.
The boss told crewealex.net: “Oli will visit his specialist again after suffering a little set-back in his recovery.
“He is so eager to get back that he has probably overdone it a bit and tried to push himself. As a football club we have allowed that to happen and we are not blaming him for that.
“He is desperate to play football and that is a tremendous trait to have. I would rather have someone like him, determined to get back sooner than someone taking an age to get back.
“It was probably a touch of youthful exuberance on his part and hopefully we will have good news on him when he visits the specialist because he has said this week that he feels a lot better.
The boss added: “Hopefully we will see him before the end of the season. I know that he will give it his best shot to try and make it that’s for sure.”