Fleetwood’s high hopes for Henen comeback

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Steven Pressley is hoping to have Everton ace David Henen fit for tomorrow’s New Year showdown at home to Bury.

Steven Pressley is hoping to have Everton ace David Henen fit for tomorrow’s New Year showdown at home to Bury.

The Belgian teenager missed Monday’s defeat by Wigan Athletic, having picked up an ankle injury in the Boxing Day draw at Shrewsbury.

He failed a late fitness test ahead of the Latics clash but is likely to be back in contention as Fleetwood look to make a positive start to 2016 against the Shakers.

And Pressley is keen to have the former Olympiakos forward back.

The Town manager told The Gazette: “On Tuesday I think we missed the threat in behind. David’s got such pace. He’s such a willing runner through and we missed that.

“We’re hopeful for Bury. It’s just an ankle problem from a knock at Shrewsbury. There’s swelling there and unfortunately he wasn’t ready for Monday.”

Pressley is desperate to see his side’s hard work rewarded with points, having dropped back into the bottom four over the festive period.

He said: “The players have been applying themselves really well. They are buying into what we are trying to do and their commitment is first class.

“I was disappointed for them on Monday – they deserved better than that.”

One small mercy is that Town haven’t had much time to mull over their final game of 2015 – two late Wigan goals consigning them to a first home defeat since October.

“We’ve not had a lot of time to dwell,” said Pressley. “That’s the great thing.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and look forward to another game.

“I’ve enjoyed games at Highbury. We’ve done well here since I arrived and we’ll be looking to beat Bury.”