Young defender Lewis Gibbens was back in first team action this week after being given a short break from the pressures of the first team squad.
Boss David Flitcroft said: “Lewis got to a point with the travelling and doing the running after games where it just caught up with him and I gave him the weekend off last weekend.
“He is still a young player, even though he looks like a seasoned pro.
“It’s my job to protect him.
“With the gym sessions he’s been doing it’s been mentally and physically tough, as it is for all the young players.”