By Joel Lampkin
Ben Tollitt has been out of action since September and has featured just once this season, but his injury hell is almost behind him.
Speaking to the press ahead of Tranmere Rovers’ clash against Woking on Saturday manager Micky Mellon confirmed that the winger was approaching full fitness.
He said: “Ben Tollitt is also progressing quickly. I don’t like to put dates on these things, but if all goes well, we’ll be looking at Ben being available from the end of this month.
“Tollitt in my opinion is the best player in the league. I don’t think there is any question about that, he is the player that makes the most impact, for me, and he has been a huge, huge loss.”
The 23-year-old suffered two knee injuries with the first ruling him out of his side’s promotion playoff fixtures and Tollitt told TranmereTalk last month he was motivated by his side missing out on the Football League.
On other injuries, Mellon singled out James Wallace saying the midfielder also a player too good for the National League as he also edges closer to a return.
He said: “[He has been] a massive loss. James Wallace when he is fit, every part of him is a championship player, who could handle playing in the championship every day of the week.
“Injuries have held him back, [some[ bad fortune.”