A number of Scunthorpe United players are currently out on loan getting valuable first-team action, here’s a look at how they did at the weekend.James Severn had an unfortunate debut for Alfreton Town. He was brought in to cover injured stopper Cameron Dawson and he started their 1-1 draw in the FA Cup with Lincoln City.
Severn picked up an injury during the game, but with Town short on stoppers, he played on and results now show he could be out for eight weeks.
“James had an injury to his thigh early on in the game for Alfreton, which is a big disappointment for everybody concerned,” Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins confirmed in an interview with The Iron Player on Tuesday.
“We will look to get him the best treatment and best recovery we can get him but it looks like he might be out for a couple of months.”
It comes as a bitter blow for the 23-year-old, after spending around two months on the sidelines with a groin problem earlier this season.
It also makes an interesting situation for Alfreton, who had to field an outfield player in goal last night after they couldn’t register a goalkeeper in time in accordance with the FA’s rules.
Defender Callum Howe was an unused sub when Gateshead were 4-0 winners in the FA Cup at home to Gainsborough.
One Iron who did play in that fixture, though, was Curtis Bateson, who started and played 71 minutes for Trinity, where he failed to find the net.
Macclesfield boss John Askey had to reshuffle his side when they drew with Wrexham in the FA Cup as Luke Waterfall was unable to play.
This weekend, Howe’s Gateshead return to Conference action when they travel to Aldershot, while Macclesfield and Waterfall face a trip to Nuneaton and Bateson and Gainsborough host Chorley.