Bury relief as David Worrall set for quick return

Bury midfielder David Worrall

Bury have said David Worrall should return to action in "days rather than months" after X-rays revealed he did not break his leg in Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Doncaster.

Midfielder Worrall, 22, limped off after 15 minutes at the Keepmoat.

He will have another scan on Wednesday but hopes to make a swift return.

The Shakers led 1-0 with an early goal from defender Joe Skarz, but were unable to hold on for their first win of the League One season.

Caretaker manager Peter Shirtliff told BBC Radio Manchester: "I feel sorry for them that they haven't got something.

"They're a good group and they'll rebound from it, no problem. We'll just have to have a little roll call and see what numbers I've got for Saturday."

If, as expected, Worrall is not fit in time for the trip to Coventry, Shirtliff could hand a first start to new signing Craig Jones, who came off the bench at Doncaster to make his first appearance for the club.

"He did well," added the 51-year-old. "He looks like he can skip by a full-back and cross a ball. It's something we might need, depending on how long David is out for."

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