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POISED TO ADD MIDFIELDER

21 August 2014

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox has confirmed he is set to make another addition to the Iron squad.

Following the signing of defender Luke O’Neill, goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik and forward Billy Kee, Nicky Featherstone is set to join after a successful trial.

 

A former Walsall, Hull and Grimsby midfielder, Wilcox confirmed the 25-year-old should be available for the Sky Bet League One clash with Yeovil on Saturday.

 

“We’ve now got Nicky Featherstone on board,” the manager confirmed to The Iron Player after the 2-0 loss to Fleetwood.

 

“We’re going to give him a week-to-week contract, which will give us the opportunity to have a look at him and give him a chance to look at us.

 

“He played a lot of games last season in League One for Walsall and he’s a good player, another addition to the squad.”

Featherstone has over 150 professional career appearances, 29 of which came last term.

 

The Goole-born player will provide extra competition for a spot in midfield, after stand-in captain Neal Bishop limped off in the second half of the Cod Army defeat with a cut above his knee. While it may not be a long-term injury, he may miss the clash at Huish Park due to swelling.

 

“It showed with Bishop’s injury, he might get that opportunity come Saturday because at the moment, we’re going down like flies,” Wilcox added, listing the characteristics Featherstone boasts to help the squad.

 

“He brings quality on the ball, he’s very experienced and he played at Hull with Andy Dawson, who speaks well of him.


“He’s trained well, worked hard and he seems a good sort, so he’s a good addition to our squad.” 

 

Left-back Marcus Williams, who was sent off in the season opener at Swindon, will return to contention for the visit to Somerset.

 

“Williams will go back into the squad, whether he goes into the team i need to look at," he said.

“He’s fresh pair of legs and he’s trained hard, he did on Tuesday with the young lads in an 11v11 so he’s done extra training and work so he is ready to go when called upon.”

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


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