Iron manager Russ Wilcox confirmed a largely inexperienced side will take to the field in this afternoon’s reserve clash against Doncaster Rovers at Glanford Park.The game marks United’s final fixture of the Central East Division season, but the 49-year-old is eager to protect his first team players as the League Two season edges to a conclusion.
That means an opportunity for younger players to impress, and Wilcox told The Iron Player: “I’m not going to play too many professionals as the nine games we’ve got coming up are too important.
“We’ve got games Saturday, Tuesday and Saturday next week so there will be a few out there but not too many. We will have [James] Severn in goal, [Etienne] Esajas will play, and Luke Hornsey will play, so it will only be a few pro’s.”
United fell to a 6-0 defeat in the reverse fixture back in September, with current Iron star David Syers netting twice – just a month before moving to Glanford Park from Rovers on an initial loan deal.