Bury captain Steven Schumacher eyes return to action

Steven Schumacher
Schumacher scored nine goals in 46 appearances for Bury last season

Bury captain Steven Schumacher has targeted a return to first team action after suffering a seven-week absence with a calf injury.

The midfielder featured in the Shakers squad for the first time since 9 August in Saturday's 3-1 win at Yeovil.

He told BBC Radio Manchester: "It's a massive month for us - we're playing teams that are around us.

"If I can get back in the team and have an influence in the next three games then that's what I'm aiming towards."

Schumacher was an unused substitute in the game at Huish Park, but said he was pleased to be involved as the Shakers second away win of the season saw them climb to 18th in League One.

"It was good to be back," he continued. "It was nice to feel part of things and it was a great win.

"At the moment it [the calf injury] feels good and I'm probably not 100% fit, but that will come with another week's training behind me and maybe a reserve game this week."

Bury manager Richie Barker added: "Even from the sidelines he was screaming on instructions, geeing people up and making sure that the subs knew what their jobs were.

"It's probably what we needed - even in the warm up, if somebody gave the ball away he was on their case, so it's good to have him back as a captain."

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