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BURTON WAS RESTED AS PRECAUTION

25 August 2014

Iron manager Russ Wilcox said that leaving Deon Burton out of the squad to face Yeovil on Saturday was a case of looking after the striker.

Burton played 90 minutes in the defeat to Fleetwood last Tuesday at Glanford Park, but missed the 1-1 draw at the weekend as a precaution and with the rest of the season in mind after picking up a knock to his knee.

“He’s been sore with it,” Wilcox told The Iron Player.

“We knew it would take a while to settle down because he’s got a bone bruised within there.

“Again it is just about looking after him and making sure he’s going to be available for the next game."

Wilcox continued to discuss the Iron’s injuries, saying that a lot of those the side are picking up are contact injuries.

Wilcox said: “We’ve gone through all of last season, and breezed through injury-wise.

“The other side of that is that a lot of injuries we are getting are contact injuries. Most of our injuries are through contact.

“There’s not a lot you can do about that. It’s a physical league we have stepped into."

“We haven’t picked up many soft tissue injuries,” he continued

“We have a long list of injuries, again that’s not excuses it is facts.

"It was so pleasing last year to have everybody available. Being able to do your work and drills on the training ground.

“Take Neal Bishop for example on Saturday, he hasn’t stepped on grass till this morning. He came off on Tuesday, and had a ten minute fitness test on Saturday morning.

"It’s a gamble and we put him out there,” he added.

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