Bolton Rule Tierney Out of Remaining Games

  • April 07, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Marc Tierney will not play again this season and will be given the summer to get back to full fitness, according to Bolton boss Dougie Freedman.

Tierney joined Wanderers on a free transfer from Norwich City last summer but played just nine games before breaking his leg against Yeovil Town last September.

He had previously looked set to take part in some of the club's final games, but Freedman says the 28-year-old will not be pushed back into games that will have little say on their future.

"He's out running, his leg is okay, but he's lacking a lot of conditioning," Freedman told The Bolton News. "He isn't quite there strength-wise and so it's a risk.

"We could have possibly pushed him, if needed, but we have decided against it, so he won't play for the remainder of the season.

"To push him and take a gamble - what for? It's been a long injury and the sports scientists tell me that possibly he can pick up other injuries - calf, hamstrings, things like that.

"We've just taken the view to get him strengthened over the summer, take no risks, and leave him until next season."

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