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28 November 2014

Iron manager Mark Robins is delighted have completed the loan signings of Alex Davey and Richard Brindley this week.

Both have signed on loan until January 3, with centre-back Davey joining from Chelsea and right-back Brindley coming from Rotherham.

Robins believes both players possess strong pedigree.

"Alex a youngster who is desperate to play in games that aren't U21 matches," said Robins, speaking to BBC Radio Humberside.

"We're pleased to get hold of him.

"He's a decent player and signed a new contract for Chelsea on Wednesday before he came here.

"It was his 20th birthday earlier this week too so it's been a busy one for him.

"I've been in the same situation myself, when I was at Manchester United as a youngster. To come through there was very difficult, just like it is at Chelsea.

"He has a real good pedigree and has been there since he was ten years of age.

"He started off at Cambridge as an eight-year-old and knew Liam O'Neill because they both started at Cambridge together.

"There is a little affinity there with the two of them.

"He is a good athlete. He has decent technical ability and needs games.

"We have to thank Chelsea, they have helped us and it could be a really good loan for everybody concerned."

Robins added: "Richard Brindley has been injured for a little while so we've had to monitor that.

"It's something that we've been looking at for three weeks and it's taken a little bit of time to get that over the line.

"Clearly though, with the deadline on Thursday, we've needed to get some bodies in for the busy schedule that's ahead.

"We feel we've strengthened in key areas."

"He might be fit enough to play but we won't give anything away ahead of Barnsley," continued Robins.

"Paul Warne and Dennis Circuit at Rotherham have done a lot of work with him and I've kept in contact with Steve Evans and the medical people to get a proper picture of where he was with his fitness.

"He's here with us and raring to go."

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