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CONTRACT OFFERED TO FALLON

25 September 2014

Iron manager Russ Wilcox has confirmed a contract has been offered to striker Rory Fallon.

The 32-year-old New Zealand international has been on trial with the club for the last fortnight, and scored in the reserves' 1-1 home draw with Mansfield Town on Saturday.

"We've offered Rory Fallon a short-term deal until January," Wilcox told The Iron Player.

"He's going to go home and speak about it with his wife but hopefully that will be a yes.

"If it is, he'll go straight into the squad for Saturday's game at Oldham."

Wilcox also offered an update on fellow trialist Nicky Featherstone.

"I can't offer anything to Nicky at the moment," he said.

"He's going to continue to train with us.

"To be fair to the chairman, every time we've asked for his backing he's given it to us.

"I spoke to Nicky on Thursday morning. He's very similar to what we have in there at the moment but we like what we see.

"That one is on hold at the moment and he's going to carry on training with us.

"If anything develops over the next few weeks, we'll act on it."

Providing further team news ahead of the weekend, Wilcox added: "Neal Bishop will hopefully be back for the Oldham game. He's trained fully all week, and that will give me some positive selection problems in midfield, which I've not had for a while.

"We're going to get a positive squad out there for a tough game against a team that's in good form.

"If you watch us on the training ground, you won't believe the position we're in.

"Everyone is bright around the place, and the lads are working ever so hard.

"We have that inner belief that we can turn this poor run into a positive one.

"There is great belief in the players and the staff - it's great to see."

See much more from Russ Wilcox, Bobby Olejnik and Gary McSheffrey on The Iron Player ahead of the Oldham game.

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