Robbie Gotts will be closely assessed in training as he bids to make his Barrow AFC comeback.

The former Leeds United midfielder is on the way back from a groin injury.

The 22-year-old, out since late December, has trained this week and his chances of returning against Mansfield Town on Saturday are being weighed up.

“Gotts trained on Tuesday, so we’ll see how he reacts this morning,” said manager Mark Cooper today.

“There’ll be a tough training session, another one tomorrow and we’ll see what he looks like for Saturday.”

Cooper, meanwhile, said George Williams and Kgosi Ntlhe are also poised to return soon.

“George is in full training now, but probably needs another week,” he said.

“KG [Ntlhe] is more or less there now.

“Jamie Devitt is also in full training – he has come on [as a substitute] in the last two games but is still not where he wants to be in terms of fitness.

“We’ve been trying to get them up to speed and those three will be welcome additions for us.”

Cooper, meanwhile, believes new loan strikers Will Harris and Jacob Wakeling will play a big part in the second half of Barrow’s season.

They made their debuts in the victory at Colchester, having joined along with Anthony Glennon earlier this month.

Cooper said: “I think it takes a couple of weeks for [new players] to get used to people, surroundings, partnerships.

“They’ve blended in nicely into the group. As I said after the Colchester game, they’ll be better for the time that they play.

“They’ll be big assets for us going forward, a big part of the squad.”