DARIUS Charles hasn’t played a competitive game since 10th February for his former club Stevenage in a 0-0 draw against Bury.Manager Nigel Clough is hoping to use the utility man at some point this season but is reluctant to rush him back.
Clough said: “When he’s had 12 months out, we just take things very steady and build him up.
“He’s had two good training sessions so it’s a combination of the two, getting him up to speed in training and playing in the development games.”
“He’s great cover for us,” Clough added.
“We can see a situation where we are going to need him between now and the end of the season.
“We haven’t had full-back cover. Anthony O’Connor does in in an emergency.
“Tom Naylor has done it at right-back but we wouldn’t want to move him out of his central midfield role.
The Brewers have already sent Matty Palmer on loan this season as he looks to gain some minutes in order to come back to Burton and secure a place in the squad. Clough admitted that Darius could go out on loan in order to gain sharpness.
Clough said: “Darius could help us – if we’re getting him up to speed it’s a possibility he could go out on loan to get proper first-team football.
“We have had some (enquiries) for him over the past couple of months but I don’t think they realised he was injured to that degree, we just have to tell people to keep an eye on the situation.”
Darius Charles played a reserve game vs Shrewsbury in November