Assistant Manager Chris Beech has revealed that Matty Lund is ahead of schedule in his recovery from the shoulder problem which has kept him side lined since December.
The midfielder was expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his shoulder after dislocating it for a second time, but Beech told Dale Player: “He has seen the specialist and he is four weeks ahead of where he should be, but because it’s an operation, it’s the contact side of things that he needs to protect.
“So while he’s gaining stride in his fitness and his mobility, he’s got to make sure that he can withstand contact, which is probably be the biggest question mark over him in terms of coming back earlier than expected. No matter how well he does, that’s going to be a worry of the physio department as they pass him over to ourselves.”
He continued: “I know Lundy is determined to get back and try to make the pitch before the end of the season, even though it was originally advised that it probably wouldn’t happen.
“As we challenge Scunthope tomorrow (Saturday), he’ll be in the gym somewhere challenging himself to try and get back before the end of the season. He’ll then get changed and showered, before coming in and shaking everybody’s hand. He’ll wish them well and be in the stands supporting the boys as they look to gain three points.”