With just over a week to go until the Iron players return for pre-season training, boss Russ Wilcox is pleased with the size of his squad as preparations for the new campaign continue.Jennison Myrie-Williams was brought in from Port Vale on a free transfer last week and is currently the only new addition to the United squad since the end of last season.
Twelve out of contract players signed new deals and will again link up with the eight that were still under contract at Glanford Park and Wilcox is content with the number of players that he has available at present.
He told The Iron Player: “We’ve got them together now and I looked the other day and we’ve got 21 players at the football club.
“At this stage of the season, that’s great.
“Some teams have lost a lot of players and are down to single figures so we’ll have a bit of a head start hopefully.
“Everybody knows each other and the further one or two additions that we hope to get will settle into the group with no problems because there’s a fantastic set of people in there and we’re looking forward to getting going again.”
One player that won’t be reporting back for pre-season training with the club is striker Matt Godden who opted not to sign a new contract with Scunthorpe.
He will join Conference South side Ebbsfleet United ahead of the 2014-2015 season, bringing his five year stay in North Lincolnshire to an end and Wilcox believes that it’s a decision that suits all parties concerned.
“It’s a footballing reason I think for Matt,” Wilcox added.
“He’s gone out on loan and done really well and he feels as if he should play regular football which is understandable.
“He’s gone out to Ebbsfleet who have a lot of investment behind them and they’ll be pushing to get into the Conference Premier and then pushing to get into the Football League.
“He’s got himself a two-year-deal and it’s a situation that makes sense for all parties.”
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