Manager Keith Hill has told iFollow that there will be no rush for Joe Thompson to return to action.
Last week, Joe shared the fantastic news that he’s now in remission after battling cancer for a second time.
The Gaffer said: “We will be led by the medics and Joe. Joe’s body will lead Joe, and Joe will lead me. His body will be a big indicator on what he does.
“Joe wants to play football again but I can’t be pushy with him because I wouldn’t want to send him back to square one after all the hard-work that he’s been through. Joe knows that, and he knows that I think more of him than football. After the severe treatment that he’s been through, what we can’t do is risk further injury or complications.
“I’m hopeful of him playing a part in proceedings, but if he doesn’t play a part on the field this season, he’ll certainly play a big part in the psychology of the squad when times are hard, because he’ll be a good reminder to the players about what can be achieved in times of difficulty.”