CHRIS LUCKETTI is awaiting the result of a specialist’s check on the foot injury which has frustrated him all season.
It looks likely the former Town skipper, out of contract at the Galpharm this summer, has kicked his last ball for the club.
A year on from his last first-team outing, the 38-year-old centre-back, who is in his second spell with Town after moving from Sheffield United, is suffering from plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the tissues and tendons under the foot.
Lucketti, pictured right, who returned to the Galpharm the summer before last after playing for the club between 1999-2001, has also had toe surgery.
Treatment from both Town physio Dave Buckby and the Sports Injury Rehab team at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire has as yet failed to cure the problem.
The closest Lucketti, whose last Town appearance was in the 2-2 home draw with Cheltenham on March 21 last year, has got to a return to training has been running at half pace.
His last outing at any level was for Town reserves in their 3-0 home defeat by Leeds United last April.
Brought back to Town and installed as skipper by Stan Ternent, Lucketti made 15 starts and one appearance from the bench last season.
In his first Town stint, which began after Steve Bruce paid Bury £750,000, he played 76 times, scoring twice.
Having begun his career at Rochdale, Lucketti played for Stockport and Halifax before joining Bury for £50,000 in 1993.
Town sold him to Preston for £750,000 and he later played for Sheffield United as well as having a loan stint with Southampton.
Meanwhile former Town striker Keigan Parker is in line for his Bury debut in today’s League II clash at Rotherham after moving on loan from Oldham.
The 27-year-old has scored twice in 29 appearances for the Latics.