Richie Wellens provided news from the physio room ahead of Town’s trip to Port Vale this weekend.
The new boss go to see Michael Doughty in action for the first time this week, and announced that the midfielder would travel with the squad to Staffordshire for the game.
“Since Michael (Doughty) trained on Tuesday, it’s clear to me that he’s bright and a very good player. He’s class on the ball.
“He’s been a big boost for us, and apart from that, it’s the same squad.”
The Gaffer also provided updates on Marc Richards who missed last weekend’s fixture with illness following a calf strain in the warm-up against Colchester United.
“Marc (Richards) was ill and struggled with a slight calf injury (before Carlisle), but I put him on the bench because he’s a man – and we haven’t got many men at the moment.
“I told him to go and warm-up at 2-0 last week, thinking about putting him on. When the game went out of reach, there was no point in risking him.
“He’s over his illness now and raring to go.”
Kaiyne Woolery remains in the treatment room for the weekend’s game.
Wellens praise the infrastructure of the first-team operations at SN1, saying that everything was done correctly in the backroom.
“This is a fantastic football club, it’s got every single GPS, every electronic system in place for us to manage them.
“They can’t hide, they can’t cheat. As we’re training, we can nip to the side and watch the live distances that they’re covering and what sprint distances they’re covering. All of that helps.”