Williams and Wright could return for Morecambe against Wycombe

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Ryan Williams and Andy Wright could come back into contention for Morecambe against Wycombe on Saturday.

The pair have been out with hamstring and abductor muscle injuries respectively and were being assessed on Thursday having missed the busy Christmas and New Year period.

Marcus Marshall’s frustrating start to his Shrimps career continues however as he is a couple of weeks away from a return having picked up a knee injury before the defeat to Hartlepool on December 29.

There is some positive news for the former Bury and Rotherham man however as initial fears he may need an operation have proved unfounded.

Shrimps boss Jim Bentley said: “Wright and Williams aren’t far away and if it’s not weekend I’m hoping it will be next weekend.

“Marcus Marshall will be a couple of weeks. He’s not had the best of luck with his hamstring and then in his first training session back before the Hartlepool game, he hit a shot in training and slipped a bit and hyper-extended his knee.

“There was swelling straight away and we thought he’d done his cruciate ligament which would have been an absolute devastation for everyone.

“But thankfully he’s only just torn a bit of the cruciate so there’s no operation needed.

“Hopefully with the couple of weeks he needs he can get more over his hamstring problem and comeback ready for a big second half of the season.

“He hasn’t had the best of luck. I’ve spoken to him and it’s been a bit of a downer for him. He’s frustrated.

“But hopefully there’s a bit of light at the end of the tunnel for him.”