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12 December 2014

United manager Mark Robins hasn’t ruled out that both Gary McSheffrey and Jennison Myrie-Williams may be at his disposal at the weekend.

McSheffrey took an early blow to the nose in the FA Cup against Worcester City last weekend, while he was later withdrawn in the first half after a hamstring complaint. His replacement Myrie-Williams didn’t return for the second half and was replaced by Hakeeb Adelakun after suffering a similar hamstring problem.

With Scunthorpe locking horns with League One’s bottom side, Robins gave the latest on the duo.

“They’ve both got a chance,” he stated, talking on Thursday lunchtime.

“It’s not as bad as we first feared and I’m hopeful they will be available very soon. We take everything on it’s on merits and give them every chance. We’ll do that and assess it over the next 24 and 48 hours and see what decision we make come Saturday."

Should McSheffrey play, he may have some support in place – although his manager has ruled out a return of the mask – something which striker Paul Hayes last sported.

He added: “We’ll certainly be glad to get them both back and available. Hopefully that’ll be sooner rather than later.”

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