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15 September 2014

Russ Wilcox revealed that he was once again delivered two more injury blows before the loss to Chesterfield.

Luke O’Neill and Matt Sparrow came into the side for the 4-1 defeat in place of Eddie Nolan and Matt Sparrow respectively, and the Iron manager confirmed it wasn’t a tactical change and they are likely to miss the home match with Coventry on Tuesday.

“Bish has a sore foot, his kicking foot, and he did some running on the pitch before the game,” Wilcox confirmed to The Iron Player after the match at the Proact Stadium. 

“He is okay with that but he has had no ball contact so he has to be a major doubt for Tuesday.

“Eddie Nolan’s got discomfort again in his hamstring so he will also be a major doubt. You’d like to make changes when things aren’t going well but my hands are tied a bit on that side of things.”

An ever-growing injury list has seen numerous long-term and short-term casualties affect Wilcox’s selections in the new Sky Bet League One campaign and force him to go into the transfer market in the summer window to fill gaps left by injured players.

Dave Syers, David Mirfin, Deon Burton, James Severn, captain Sam Slocombe and Miles Addison (now back at Bournemouth) are just a few currently hampered with long-term issues. 

“They (injuries) aren’t helping the situation,” Wilcox added.

“We’ve played around nine games and never put out the same eleven so it’s really frustrating on my side of it, it’s a massive challenge for me and the group now, we have to go again on Tuesday.”

See much more from Russ Wilcox and Matt Sparrow on The Iron Player.

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