Mark Robins provided an injury update on his Iron squad ahead of the final six League One matches of the season.The Iron boss had hoped that Niall Canavan would play a part in the 2-0 defeat to MK Dons, but said that the defender did not feel up to it, following his recent head injury.
Robins told The Iron Player: “Niall was playing right up until the warm up, when he came to me and said that he didn't feel right.
“Everything medical science had told us said he was fine, but obviously his body is telling him differently and he's come out and he's not ready.
“We missed him and it was a shame to lose him. I thought both the defenders played well though and no blame could be put on them so it was just one of those things.”
The Iron boss will be hoping to recall Canavan for Saturday’s crucial match against relegation rivals Crawley, and was also optimistic that Neal Bishop returning too.
Bishop has been out following surgery on a hernia injury, but has been in training lately and Robins hoped that he would be back for the run in.
He said: “He's training at the moment and we've just got to wait and see this week.
“There are a few sessions before the weekend so we will have to make a decision, but I want as many players that have made an impact back and ready to play.”
Robins was also hoping to have news on the extent of fellow midfielder Liam O’Neil’s heel injury before the Crawley game and that the West Brom loanee would see a specialist.
The continued return to action of Dave Syers offered a positive for the Iron boss though, with the midfielder once again coming off the bench to play a part.
Robins was pleased to see Syers back on the pitch, but does not want to rush him back into action too soon, after the midfielder’s lengthy spell on the treatment table.
He said: “We're just trying to get him used to being back out and playing again.
“We know he can ghost into areas and unfortunately we couldn't get him high enough up the field to get any real quality balls into him.
“He's got some more minutes under his belt though and hopefully he can move forward with that. It will probably be next season before we see him start a game though.”