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Shane Byrne is back in training with Bury but boss Kevin Blackwell accepts the midfielder will not feature again this season.

Last Updated: 14/03/13 at 16:49

Kevin Blackwell: Curtains for Byrne

Kevin Blackwell: Curtains for Byrne

Byrne enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Shakers last term and put pen to paper on a two-year contract in August having been released by Leicester.

He made the last of four appearances during the current campaign in October's Johnstone's Paint Trophy penalty shoot-out triumph over local rivals Rochdale.

The 19-year-old has since endured a deeply frustrating period on the sidelines due to a blood infection.

"He's got that viral infection that we know about and he's just got to hope that we can get him through a month where he doesn't have a relapse," Blackwell explained. "Then, hopefully, that's the point that he can move on.

"There's no doubt we're looking at next season. This season's gone for Shane."

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