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Avenue Send Duo Out on Loan

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Jamie Jackson and Ross Daly have been sent out on loan but remain part of manager John Deacey’s plansat Blue…..

….Square Bet North club Bradford Park Avenue.

The pair have suffered injuries and Deacey wants to get them match-fit by playing regularly.

Jackson has gone to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division side Worskop Town, while Daly is back at his old club Thackley in the Baris Northern Counties East League.

Deacey said: “Jamie has gone on a month’s loan to Worksop but he will be back on December 22nd which is just before the Guiseley game and Ross Daly is going to his old club Thackley to get some game time.

“Hopefully we will get them both back fully match fit and that will be a massive boost for us because they are top quality players.”

Daly has not played this term following a hip operation in the close season, while Jackson has been carrying an injury picked up in the first few games and has spent a lot of time on the substitutes bench, making the odd cameo appearance.

The Avenue manager added: “Ross has worked really hard and been back in full training for the last few weeks but he is ready for some football now. He hasn’t played for six months and didn’t have the benefit of a pre-season.

“Jamie needs games just the same because you can’t get match-fit warming the bench. We don’t have a reserve side so the best thing for both of them is to get a run of games and then come back in top shape.”

Deacey signed left-sided player Simon Garner on loan from Chorley and has been trying to secure a centre back and a striker, also initially on loan.

He said: “Me and Mark Hume have been on the phone a lot just lately trying to get the players in that we want but it’s been difficult. No one wants to let centre halves out on loan and good strikers are like gold dust,” said Deacey.

“I won’t bring players in who are not up to it just for the sake of it because we have some good players coming back and they will be a big part of our squad.”

Deacey wants to add to his numbers to ease pressure on his troops, with key members having to be nursed through injuries.

He said:“Our squad has been very stretched recently and even though the lads have done well it is a very punishing schedule with tough games every week in this league.

“We have had to manage Jordan Deacey and Richard Marshall and use them sparingly.

“They both have ankle injuries and Jordan is so important to the side at the minute and Scooby’s experience and goals from midfield are also a key part of our team.

“We have had to nurse them through a little because we need each and every one of the players right now.”


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