Zac Williams is on the road to recovery after losing weight due to a stomach problem.
The Welsh defender has not featured since picking up the illness last month but it is hoped the 17-year-old will be able to return sometime in March.
David Artell told the club’s official website: “Zac is back in the building and recovering. He has lost a bit of weight. There was hardly anything on him before, so we are building him back up again.
“We have to be careful with him. He is still only 17 and those youngsters can bounce back quicker than say a 32 year-old but with a youngster they are more likely to have a relapse as well, so you have to act cautiously as well.
“Zac is eating like a horse and is desperate to get back and when he is ready, we will look to reintroduce him to full training again.”