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WILLIAMS STEPS UP RETURN AHEAD OF WEEKEND

10 March 2016

Iron manager Nick Daws has confirmed Luke Williams should be in contention to face Shrewsbury Town this weekend.

The attacker has missed the last three weeks after picking up a knee injury against Southend, but will hopefully be part of the squad at Greenhous Meadow this weekend after making a return to full training.

"Luke trained again on Thursday, as we expected him to, so he's built up his preparation. He looked really sharp," Daws told The Iron PlayerHD.

"I think we've at last got to the bottom of it, so Luke will be in the squad as it stands at the moment so long as he gets through training on Friday."

One player set to miss out is right-back Scott Wiseman, who will be out for the 'foreseeable future' with an injury Daws said the club will continue to assess before commenting on further.

As reported on Wednesday night, Greg Luer has returned to Hull City following the end of his month-long loan spell with the club, and Daws wished the striker well for the future.

He said: "We had a decision to make as a club, as Greg's loan ran out after the game against Doncaster. We were in discussions internally about extending that. We've got Kyle Wootton, and Luke Williams coming back in, and we think we've got enough within the building to cope with the next couple of games at least.

"If we do decide to act before the March 24 deadline then we have a few ideas in mind to be able to do that.

"We have a good squad of players so although it leaves us with three out-and-out known strikers, Gary McSheffrey and Luke Williams are probably two of our best finishers at the club, while Hakeeb Adelakun can play in an advanced position."

Meanwhile, defender Andrew Boyce joined League Two side Notts County on loan for the rest of the season on Thursday, and it's a move Daws thinks will benefit everybody.

"Andrew has cut a frustrated figure in terms of wanting to play games for quite a while now," Daws explained.

"I've been in contact with him over a few interested parties, from the Conference to League Two. The deal had to suit him, this football club and the loaning club.

"This is one that suits everybody. They're a fantastic club and we wish Boycey all the best. I'm sure he'll go there and be a credit to himself as well as Notts County."

See much more from Nick Daws, Conor Townsend and Stephen Dawson on The Iron PlayerHD ahead of this weekend's game.

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