THERE was double delight for manager Peter Jackson today as he prepares for the crunch derby at Bradford.
Firstly, X-rays have revealed 17-year-old defender Tom Clarke has NOT suffered a broken bone in his left leg after being carried off in Saturday's 2-1 win over Oldham.
And secondly, Jackson has the budget to add Delroy Facey to the Galpharm squad permanently should his month's loan from Hull City prove a success.
"We were concerned about Tom's injury because we thought the fibula might have gone, but he's had the all-clear from two consultants, which is good, although he could still be out for a few weeks," said Jackson today.
"After an excellent three points in a must-win game, it's just what we wanted to hear. Tom is still sore, though, and we'll have to check on exactly what the problem is."
On Facey's whirlwind arrival - he signed at 10.15 on Saturday - the manager explained he is determined to make it a permanent return for the 24-year-old striker, three years on from his move to Bolton.
"I'm very keen to make Delroy's move permanent if at all possible," said Jackson, whose side were watched by scouts from Manchester United, Newcastle, Southampton and Birmingham City.
"He's got a lot more experience now than when he left and, while he should have played a lot more games in his career, he will add pace, which is something we've been missing.
"I think we all realise Delroy can be anything he wants to be in this game. He is still only 24 and he can cause any defence in the country problems with his pace and power.
"Having arrived so quickly, I know he's looking forward to having a full week of training with us and then getting ready for what is clearly a very big game over at Bradford."
Jackson had Andy Holdsworth back in the starting line-up and Tony Carss on the bench just a month after hernia operations. It meant no place in the 16 for John McCombe as Pawel Abbott scored twice to delight a crowd of 11,161 - second highest in the division on the day.
"I thought the lads were excellent, especially in the first half when Delroy was on fire," said Jackson.
"The young players were really outstanding again and, while I've been pleased with McCombe, I want to see Dave Mirfin and Nathan Clarke together in the centre.
"It's a bonus to have Holdsworth and Carss back as well. I thought Andy was tremendous."