United captain Neal Bishop faces a spell on the sidelines, assistant manager Ned Kelly has revealed.Midfielder Bishop, who only recently returned from suspension, was replaced at the break in Saturday’s draw with Sheffield United after failing to shake off a groin problem.
After examination from the Scunthorpe medical team, he was sent to go under the knife at the beginning of the week and Kelly revealed he is a “huge loss” to the team.
“Bish had surgery on Monday on his groin,” Kelly told The Iron Player.
“It [surgery] went well and we are hoping for him to be back before the end of the season.
“He will be out for the best part of a month before we can get him back on the training ground.
“Bish has had a really good season and we have been very pleased with his contribution since we have come in. He will be a miss but with injuries it opens up a spot for someone else, who can hopefully carry on where Bish left off.”
Bishop has been a near ever-present in United’s midfield, making 38 appearances and scoring five goals since arriving in the summer. He is a definite absence for the trip to Rochdale at the weekend and is expected to continue to miss a number of upcoming matches over March and April.