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NO FRESH WORRIES AHEAD OF WALSALL

29 August 2014

Ahead of this Saturday’s game against Walsall, manager Russ Wilcox is happy to be able to welcome three first team players back to the matchday squad.

Jennison Myrie-Williams missed Tuesday’s Capital One Cup loss against Reading with a foot injury but is available for selection again as are loanees Luke O’Neill and Billy Kee, who were both cup tied for the fixture.

And Wilcox has also confirmed that he has no fresh injury concerns as the squad prepare for the visit of the Saddlers.

He told The Iron Player: “Jennison is fit and ready to go.

“Whether I decide to make changes to the team, we’ll wait and see but it’s certainly good to have him back in contention.

“Luke O’Neill will also go straight back into the squad as will Billy Kee so there are three players there that will come in and give us strength in depth.

“We don’t have any fresh injury worries going into the game, we’re okay to go.

“We’ve got a long list of long term injuries which is disappointing but the performance the team put in on Tuesday was outstanding and we have to take that forward into tomorrow’s game.”

Two other individuals that the Scunthorpe boss is preparing to reacquaint himself with this weekend are Walsall manager Dean Smith and his assistant Richard O’Kelly.

Wilcox has bumped into the duo in various situations during his time in football and was United’s number two the last time the Midlands outfit visited North Lincolnshire.

“I know them both really well,” he added.

“I know Richard from his time at Doncaster with Sean O’Driscoll and I did my pro licence with Dean as well.

“We go back a long way and they’re both great guys, good football men and good friends.

“That will go out of the window for 90 minutes though because we’ll both want our team to win and we’ll both be going all out to get the three points.”

See much more from Russ Wilcox, and others, on The Iron Player.

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