BARROW AFC manager Pete Wild has given a positive update about the club’s two long-term injured stars.

Full-backs Tyrell Warren and Junior Tiensia have both had to endure lengthy spells on the sidelines through injury, but there could be light at the end of the tunnel.

Both players are in the early stages of the rehabilitation, but Wild did share some encouraging news on the defenders.

Warren has been out since September having picked up a hamstring injury in 3-2 win over Doncaster Rovers at Holker Street.

Speaking about the former Halifax Town man, Wild said: “We are maybe looking at two to three weeks for Ty.

“He’s been doing in a lot. He joined in a couple of crossing sessions the other day to test the hamstring.

“So, it was really pleasing to see him join in some footballing work with us.”

Having lost one full-back in Warren, the Bluebirds suffered a further blow when he suffered an ankle injury in the 2-2 draw with MK Dons.

The injury required an operation and Tiensia is still recovering having gone under the knife.

Wild added: “Junior is still in his (protective) boot at the minute, but I think he is due to get out of his boot just before Christmas I think.

“Once he is out of his boot then I think we can start to push his rehabilitation on.

“He’s firmly back in the club. He’s not in London any more (he spent some time in the capital to recover from the injury and the subsequent surgery). He’s back up here and he’s back in and around the lads which is a positive.”

Wild be hoping that both players aren’t joined by any of their team-mates in the build up to a hectic festive period.

The games will be coming thick and fast for the Bluebirds, and thankfully for Wild he doesn’t have any further injury woes to deal with.

And while that gives him a headache of a different kind, it is certainly the one he prefers.

“Apart from the two long-term lads we don’t have any other injuries at the minute.

“We are all fighting fit, which makes it a bit more chaotic for me in terms of selecting the right squad.

“But obviously that is a better problem to have than to have lots of players out with injury, so it’s a nice problem really.”

Barrow are back on their travels on Friday night with a trip to the Mornflake Stadium to face Crewe Alexandra in League Two (7.45pm kick-off).