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Team news for Cambridge United’s trip to Salford City in Sky Bet League Two




Luke Hannant could be set to return for the U's at Salford City. Picture: Richard Marsham
Luke Hannant could be set to return for the U's at Salford City. Picture: Richard Marsham

Luke Hannant and Liam O’Neil could both be back in the fold for Cambridge United’s trip to Salford City in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday (October 12).

O’Neil has missed the last two matches with a slight hip and pelvis issue, while Hannant sat out the 1-0 defeat to Northampton Town in the Leasing.com Trophy with a minor hamstring strain.

The duo were due to train today (Thursday).

“It gives us the numbers we require and fresh legs towards the weekend - all being well that they get through today and tomorrow,” said U’s head coach Colin Calderwood.

“At the minute, it looks as though they will be available for the weekend.”

Samir Carruthers will go for another scan on his hamstring injury next week.

“It’s not even being ultra careful, it’s just been normal practice from the physio and taking it in the stages that is required to let the muscle, tendons or bones heal for whoever it is,” said Calderwood.

“Similarly, Luke on Tuesday night could have player or might have played but we were cautious that if you do pull your hamstring it will become upwards of three or four weeks on occasions.

“It’s pretty normal the way we’re looking at him (Carruthers) at the minute. He has trained quite a bit up until the point he has had the games.

“You could see when he pulled up in the Crewe game that something had happened. The real annoyance is that we weren’t able to identify that because he was showing signs that he wanted to train and play.

“When we got going to a certain point, that really stopped him again. These are all the variables of difficulties in assessments of players and injuries.”

Dan Jones is back in training in his recovery from a broken foot, but is most likely to feature in a development game next week.

Jack Roles and Reggie Lambe are both on international duty, with Cyprus and Bermuda respectively.

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