Danny Grainger looks set to miss Carlisle United’s clash with Bury after being ruled out of their defeat at Tranmere through injury.

The skipper was out of the squad at Prenton Park after suffering a training-ground hamstring injury during the week.

Pressley said it is not a serious problem but the Cumbrian will miss the next game of the Blues’ run-in.

“He probably won’t be available for next weekend but hopefully will be the weekend after,” he said.

Pressley said Tom Parkes, who filled in for Grainger in the left wing-back position, “acquitted himself well”.

He also praised Peter Grant for declaring himself fit to play ahead of schedule on his own return from injury.

“I have to give Peter Grant enormous credit, because it didn’t look like he was gonna train at all [during the] week,” he said.

“He came in my office on Friday morning understanding the situation. Macca [Macaulay Gillesphey] and Danny were gonna miss the game, and he said he wanted to try.

“To be fair to him he got through the game and acquitted himself well. I thought Parkes did well as a wing-back. He did a lot of good things in that position and I was really pleased with his contribution.”

Pressley has cancelled plans for a reserve friendly against Preston tomorrow, in which he had hoped to run the rule over some trialists and give other out-of-favour players game time, because of United’s shortage of numbers.