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IRON TO TAKE FURTHER LOOK

16 September 2014

Scunthorpe manager Russ Wilcox used his Monday press conference to confirm forward Rory Fallon is still training with the club.

The 32-year-old has a wealth of experience, with over 400 professional league appearances, and he is currently a free agent after leaving Crawley in the summer.

“Fallon’s still training with us,” Wilcox told The Iron Player.

“We’ll have another look at him next week in a reserve game and take it from there. He has impressed me and we’ve spoke of having another option up there.

“We’ll get these games (Coventry and Leyton Orient) out of the way first and then address the issues regarding who comes in the building.”

He also said that, while the transfer window is shut, the loan window is open and the club are still able to sign unattached players - two options he may explore.

“We’re always looking,” he said.  “We have to make sure if we bring someone in, we bring someone in with quality and people speak about replacing Dave Syers. You give me a name of a player who’s going to cost nothing to bring in that’s going to be within our budget that will get 10, 12 goals a season.

“There’s not many around. John-Joe O’Toole jumps out at me but he’s only just signed back in League Two. Apart from that, I’m sure you can get two or three names that have scored ten plus goals last season and they will be playing in someone’s first team.”

The Iron boss also revealed that Deon Burton, who suffered a medial ligament injury in August, could come back into contention sooner than originally hoped.

“Deon Burton had a sugar-based injection on Monday morning,” he added. “It’s supposed to quicken up the healing process and hopefully it will.

“Ritchie Humphreys had one at Chesterfield and within four or five days he was back in training.

“Fingers crossed Deon has a similar reaction to that. His presence, organisational skills and experience has been missed.

“When the going does get tough you need your senior players out there and Deon’s certainly been missed.” 

See much more from Russ Wilcox and Paddy Madden on The Iron Player.

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