TOWN signing Robbie Williams has been given the go-ahead to step up his comeback bid.
It’s 13 weeks since manager Andy Ritchie’s initial move for the left-sided Barnsley player broke down because he had suffered a hairline shin fracture during pre-season training and six since the deal was resurrected.
Now the 22-year-old, who has signed a three-year contract at the Galpharm, is happily kicking a ball again after being given good news at a meeting with his specialist.
Ritchie said: “It’s very encouraging. Robbie has been running for a while, he’s now kicking footballs again, and it’s great that we’re looking to move things up a gear.”
Physio Lee Martin estimates Williams could be in contention for a Reserve run-out within a fortnight – Morecambe visit the Galpharm in the Pontin’s League Cup on Wednesday, October 17 – and the player will no doubt have made a mental note of the League I trip to Tranmere Rovers on Friday, October 26.