BURY have returned loan signings Scott Loach and Hayden White to their parent clubs due to injury, manager David Flitcroft has revealed.

Hayden White may yet return to the JD Stadium, depending on the outcome of investigations by Bolton Wanderers medical staff into a knee injury picked up on his debut for the Shakers last week.

But Flitcroft confirmed Loach would remain at Rotherham United after an unsuccessful three matches in between the sticks for Bury.

“After the tackle that Hayden received last week we have sent him back to Bolton so they could check up on him and we will await the report,” said Flitcroft.

“But Scott has gone back for good. It has not worked out, sometimes it doesn’t.

“He had a slight niggle in his calf and we just felt it was better for all three parties, who agreed it was better for Scott to go on and get on with his career at Rotherham.”

Loach returned to Rotherham just three games into his expected two-month loan spell at the JD Stadium.

The former Championship keeper with Watford and Ipswich failed to settle after conceding five goals and ending up on the losing side in each of his three appearances.

Bury were also missing a handful of players – Hallam Hope, Chris Hussey and Chris Sedgwick - through illness on Saturday.

“Hallam should have been playing,” said Flitcroft. “He was excellent against Bolton (in a behind-closed doors match) in midweek and then on Thursday he has had a massive bout of food poisoning.

“He was ill for 48 hours, when he was unable to eat anything, so we were advised not to get him involved and keep him away from the football club.

“Hussey again had food poisoning or possibly a virus. He could potentially have been in and around what we have done today, but I think it was a risk to have him around the squad.

“Sedge has been off all week with an illness so we have kept him apart.

“We looked at what happened with Stoke. There was a virus going round there and they shut the training ground down.

“We have had quite a lot of phone calls this week from players, some we have given a day off to. Sedge has stayed away because he has got quite a bad virus.”