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STILL IN THE MARKET

17 June 2014

Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox has confirmed that he’s very much in the market for new additions to his squad.

Winger Jennison Myrie-Wlliams arrived from Port Vale last week and is currently the club’s only new signing this summer.

But Wilcox is keen to strengthen following promotion last season and is hoping for developments over the coming days and weeks ahead.

“We’ve spoken to a couple of players but it’s still early,” he told The Iron Player.

“A few people have been away on holiday which makes things difficult sometimes but hopefully we’ll be making progress this week though I don’t really want to put a time frame on it.

“We’ve already spoken to a couple of players so we hope something will happen but you just never know.

“The players we’re looking at are good players so there’s going to be interest from other clubs but we’re hoping that they want to be a part of this club going forward.”

One area of the market that Wilcox has admitted he may explore is loan players, when the window for drafting in temporary signings opens in August.

Last pre-season also saw the club invite several players over for trial periods which the United manager has stated could happen again this time around.

He continued: “The loan market is something we could look in to.

“We’ve already identified certain players, obviously those players won’t be available until August when the window opens again but it’s something we’ve looked at and it’s something we’ll monitor as the season progresses.

“I think we’ll also look at bringing a couple of players in on trial, I think you always have to.

“There’s names being thrown out and people we’ve seen as well that we’re possibly going to invite in to have a couple of days training plus a game and see where it goes from there.

“It’s always wise to have a look because sometimes people surprise you.”

Somebody that will play a part in player recruitment this season is Lee Turnbull who will return to his previous role of chief shout during the forthcoming campaign.

And Wilcox has stressed that Turnbull’s involvement will only benefit the club going forward.

“Everybody knows the knowledge he’s got of the game and the experience he’s got,” Wilcox added.

“He’s worked at the likes of Watford and Huddersfield so it’s great to have him involved.

“There aren’t many players he doesn’t know so he’ll be great to work with and he’s also going to play a big part in looking at the opposition.

“Actually having a sit down chat with somebody who has seen our next opposition play on a Saturday instead of just getting a report on paper will be excellent and talking through little key bits with him might just make a difference for us.”

See much more from Russ Wilcox on The Iron Player.

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