Cambridge United are set to be boosted by the return of injured duo Samir Carrothers and Luke Hannatt in the coming weeks, as reported by the Cambridge News.
The U’s sit 13th in the League Two table and face Exeter City tomorrow night in their FA Cup replay, before travelling to the other end of the country to face struggling Carlisle United at the weekend.
With the fixtures coming thick and fast, manager Colin Calderwood is keen to get key players back into the fold. He’s told media today that two of his injured stars are closing in on a first-team return.
“Luke Hannant is outside [training] and Samir Carruthers is outside. Hopefully Luke will be back for Carlisle,” Calderwood said. “Samir Carruthers is pencilled in, in the best way possible, for Plymouth.”
26-year-old Hannatt joined the club from Port Vale in the summer and has made 16 appearances in all competitions. He’s been struggling with a back problem and last appeared at the beginning of November.
Carruthers was another summer recruit, joining from Sheffield United after spending last season on loan in League One with Oxford. He’s been out since September with a hamstring strain and has only appeared three times for his new club.
His return is planned for December 7th when the U’s host high-flying Plymouth Argyle.
This is great news for the U’s. Carruthers should be a big hit in League Two but as yet, they’ve not felt the full force of his arrival.
Calderwood has been unlucky with injuries of late, but his side are making strides forward after a couple of disappointing seasons. Perhaps if they get their summer signings fit, that progression can be accelerated a little further.