Aaron targeting return to action before the New Year
Graham Turner has welcomed the news that Aaron Wildig should be back in his selection plans much earlier than originally feared.
The midfielder, who had been ever present this season, was stretchered off with a knee injury just before half time of the home game against Notts County on November 23.
There was initial concern Wildig would be sidelined for months rather than weeks but the results of a scan brought more positive news.
"Aaron Wildig's not as serious as first thought," said the manager. "It's bruising of the bone so we're targeting maybe Crewe towards the end of December so that would be a big bonus.
"Certainly the way I look at it is if's he back for the Christmas games, Boxing Day, the New Year games, I'll be delighted with the recovery he's made.
"The first fears were that he had damaged his cruciate ligaments, but the scan has revealed no damage to them so we're well pleased with the prognosis of Aaron and how quickly he'll be back."
GT added Jon Taylor was also progressing well from his knee injury and was hopefully on course to be available for the next first team match against Walsall on December 14.
"Jon is hoping to play in the reserves next week," he said. "We've got a game at Wrexham and he's hoping to get part of that. If he comes through that, he could be available for Walsall so that will be a big bonus."