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SYERS FULLY FIT FOR MIDWEEK TRIP

25 March 2014

United boss Russ Wilcox has declared midfielder David Syers fully fit to face Cheltenham Town on Tuesday night.

The 26-year-old picked up a minor knock in the 1-0 victory over Burton Albion at Glanford Park on Saturday, but is not set to take to the stage in Gloucestershire as the Iron continue their promotion push.

Having netted an impressive 10 times since first linking up with United in October, the availability of Syers offers a significant boost to Wilcox, who told The Iron Player: “He’s fine. The lads are chomping at the bit to get out there again, and we’ll look to win the game.

“It’s a fully fit squad apart from Deon [Burton] and Welshy [Andy Welsh].”

Burton has been out of action since picking up an injury in the dramatic 3-3 draw away to Dagenham & Redbridge towards the end of January, with initial hopes of a short-term lay-off not coming to fruition.

That means the 37-year-old forward has missed each of United’s last 11 games, but Wilcox remains hopeful of a return before the end of the campaign in May.

Despite that, Wilcox is aware of managing Burton’s injury appropriately, and added: “Deon is moving forward, but again we have to be careful we don’t get a breakdown.

“If we get a breakdown with five-and-a-half weeks to go it could finish his season, so we’ve got to make sure we get him back.”

See much more from Russ Wilcox and Marcus Williams on The Iron Player.

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