Luke Williams should be fit and available to play against Crawley Town on Saturday, according to manager Mark Robins.The news, delivered on Thursday lunchtime, comes as a boost to the Iron as they get back to league action for the first time in three weeks and looking to make it three wins from three in all competitions after victory against Forest Green Rovers in the FA Cup a fortnight ago.
Williams, who is on loan from Middlesbrough, was cup-tied for that game and hasn’t played a professional match since, but should be in line to return after a minor injury in the week.
“I would imagine he would be okay,” Robins told The Iron Player.
“It was something very innocuous really, but we just wanted to protect him a little bit just to ensure that he would be available to us. I think there shouldn’t be a major issue about that.”
In his two starts for United, he has scored one goal in the away victory at Peterborough United, while he also picked up Man of the Match accolades a week previous at home to Notts County. While Robins is happy to welcome him back into his squad, he is mindful that his initial one month loan expires at the end of the game at the Checkatrade.com Stadium, something he will look to act upon.
“We will explore the possibility of extending Luke’s loan after Saturday and we will confirm any news when we can,” he added.
If available, he could be in line to partner West Bromwich Albion loanee Liam O’Neil as he makes his full Scunthorpe United debut, as he is set to replace the injured Isaiah Osbourne.