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Ex-Aston Villa midfielder extends Scunthorpe stay

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Scunthorpe United midfielder Isaiah Osbourne has signed a new contract until the end of the season, confirms The Irons official club site.

Osbourne has extended his deal at Scunthorpe

Osbourne has extended his deal at Scunthorpe

Osbourne’s deal was due to expire next week, after signing a short-term deal in October. His new deal now runs out in June. After a string of impressive performances, fresh terms were immediately offered.

Osbourne, 27, started his career at Aston Villa making 19 appearances, whilst having loan spells at Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday.

He moved to the Scottish Premier League for a season with Hibernian, before returning to England spending two seasons with Blackpool, before signing for Scunthorpe United.

Scunthorpe have had a difficult season since winning promotion from League Two last season. Russ Wilcox was sacked and replaced with former Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins.

Osbourne was Mark Robin’s first signing when joining the club back in October.

Meanwhile, Iron striker Billy Kee has joined League Two side Mansfield Town on a three-month loan.

Kee, 24, has found first-team football hard to come by since joining Scunthorpe in August from Burton Albion, making just one start and 15 appearances from the substitutes bench.

Mansfield Town boss, Adam Murray, told the official Mansfield Town site “Billy has been much sought after in this transfer window by other League Two clubs, positioned higher in the table than ourselves.”

“For a while now, we have been in much need of a proven ‘fox in the box’ at this level and Billy is someone who has consistently scored goals throughout his career.”

“He is proven at this level and understands what it takes to win. He is a strong character, and after talking to a lot of people in the game, he is exactly what we need right now.”

Both Scunthorpe United and Mansfield Town are embroiled in relegation battles, in League One and League Two respectively.


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