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20 March 2014

Iron manager Russ Wilcox has promised the numerous players currently away from Glanford Park on loan deals will not be ‘forgotten’.

They include the likes of Andrew Boyce and Connor Jennings, who are both enjoying temporary spells with Grimsby Town in the Conference Premier Division under the supervision of Mariners boss Paul Hurst.

Wilcox has been keeping an eye on the progress of the duo, in addition to Michael Collins who is on loan at AFC Wimbledon, and told The Iron Player: “It’s all going well. I spoke to Paul yesterday [Monday] regarding Andrew Boyce and Connor Jennings, and both did well on Saturday when they won.

“Paul is pleased with how they are doing, and Mickey Collins is doing well at Wimbledon where he has played five or six games. We just got his [Collins’] clips through this morning so we’ll have a look at those.”

Meanwhile, several younger members of the United ranks have also been granted short-term moves away in order for them to gain experience in first team football.

Many of those current and former academy stars are now at clubs regional to Scunthorpe, and Wilcox added: “The lads at Gainsborough are doing well, and myself and Lee Turnbull will go and watch them on Wednesday at Bradford Park Avenue.

“Curtis [Bateson] has done very well. He scored on his debut, and I think playing proper football is the next step for his development.

“We’re really pleased with all the lads who have gone out on loan, and the feedback from the other clubs has been great. We’re not sending people out to be forgotten, we’re sending them out to monitor and hopefully develop.”

See much more from Russ Wilcox on The Iron Player.

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