Bury Town have been dealt a big blow in their promotion bid as influential midfielder Ryan Horne has been ruled out for 9-10 months after rupturing his ACL in the recent Velocity Trophy match at Maldon & Tiptree.

Horne had to leave the field after just nine minutes after coming on as a substitute, and the news that boss Ben Chenery had been fearing came through on Tuesday after a scan revealed the extend of the damage.

He said: “I am gutted to lose Ryan for at least the rest of the season. He is one of the best in this division and crucial to how we play.”

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