Ryan Lowe, Preston NE manager.
On loan Liverpool defender Calvin Ramsay is another absentee for Preston, having suffered an injury setback in August and not kicked a ball for North End yet. Ramsay has been undergoing rehab with his parent club, but Lowe expects to have the Scot back at Euxton next month and believes he will still have a big impact on PNE’s season.
“We’ve had some good news on Calvin,” said Lowe. “He is at the back stage of his rehab now. We are in discussions with Liverpool and hopefully he’ll be back with us in the next couple of weeks. We are not going to rush him back but if we can get him back in the building with us in the next couple of weeks, we will. Once he’s at the end stage of rehab and passed all the protocols, ticked all the boxes, he’ll then be with us. I haven’t got a definite date just yet, just that we’ve had some conversations with them in the last few days and it is looking promising. He just had a reoccurence in his knee; a bit of a setback but nothing major.
“I think it was the right thing that Liverpool brought him back to strengthen him up and make sure he’s right. I have spoken to Calvin numerous times and he can’t wait to get back going. He was supporting the lads at the Birmingham match and had pre-match with them, so we need to make sure we keep him involved and around the boys. Now, when he does come back, he’ll come back fitter and stronger than he was. I think it was probably too soon for him to come to us, because he was champing at the bit to get out and stamp his authority down. There is no disgrace in that, trying to get into a new club and perform. He is still a quality player who will definitely help us when he’s back.”