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IRON SIGN GOALKEEPER ANYON

26 January 2015

United have signed goalkeeper Joe Anyon on a deal that runs until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old departs Crewe Alexandra after he joined them on non-contract terms earlier in the campaign, with the Railwaymen cancelling that agreement to pave the way for him to join the Iron.

The goalkeeper, who began his youth career at Blackburn Rovers before completing it at Port Vale. He then turned professional at Vale Park in 2004 before spending six years at the club where he made 109 league appearances for the club after he forced himself into the first team.

His professional debut ironically came against the Iron in the Football League Trophy at Glanford Park in 2006 – when Vale ran out victors in a 5-3 penalty shootout after a goalless 90 minutes.

It took until the penultimate day of 2006 for him to break into the side though; replacing Mark Goodlad in the fourth minute of a 2-1 away defeat at Bristol City, with him playing every game until the end of the season.

In 2010, he moved to local rivals Lincoln City, making in excess of 60 appearances in his two year stay – which also saw him venture on loan to Morecambe for two months.

Shrewsbury Town took the Blackpool born shotstopper for two seasons between 2012 and 2014 where he made 13 appearances in all competitions, while he made an FA Cup appearance for Macclesfield Town while on loan from the Shrews.

Anyon’s contract with Scunthorpe runs until June; beyond the end of the campaign.


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