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Scunthorpe United FC Player Profiles

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UPDATED 02:48 2nd August 2012

David Mirfin joined Scunthorpe on a permanent basis for a second time in the summer of 2012 from Watford on a free transfer.

The centre-back started his career at Huddersfield after graduating from their academy in 2003.

Mirfin went on to make 161 appearances and scored 10 goals during his five-year stint at the club, Scunthorpe paid £150,000 for him in 2008.

Unfortunately for Mirfin, he had a debut to forget the club, after being sent off on his debut against Walsall for a professional foul within the first ten minutes of the match.

However, since then, Mirfin has been a fantastic servant for the club.

He played 111 times for Scunthorpe and scored five times during his first spell at the club and was part of the 2008-2009 League One Play-Off winning squad as Scunthorpe beat Milwall 3-2 at Wembley.

Mirfin left the Iron in 2011 after the club’s relegation to League One and joined Watford on a free transfer, but only five played five times in his only season at the club.

He returned to the club initially on loan before permanently signing in the summer of 2012, and played 34 games that season.

He then played 49 games for the club in the 2013-2014 season and was a star player when the club reached promotion from League Two.

However, the long-serving centre-back didn’t make an appearance for the club last season as he sustained a knee injury during pre-season.

He was sent on loan to Hartlepool United in February 2015 to build up his fitness, and the 2015-16 season saw him reclaim his place at the heart of defence - scoring twice in 38 appearances.

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