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Iron suffer Burton injury setback

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Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox admits he could add a new striker to his squad before the end of the transfer window following a knee injury to Deon Burton.

Deon Burton is one of three players who will sign new deals with Scunthorpe

Deon Burton’s injury could see Scunthorpe enter the transfer market

The 37-year-old was sidelined for the Iron’s draw at Yeovil Town last weekend, as well as Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup defeat to Reading, and after having a scan on his injured knee it has been revealed that he has damage to his medial ligament which could rule him out of action for up to eight weeks.

Wilcox told Scunthorpe’s official website following the news: “It’s a fresh injury. He’s had a whack at Charlton back in pre-season and whether that’s put pressure on his knee in other areas, I don’t know.

“All I know is that he’s had his scan (on Tuesday) and there’s a grade two tear in there, which is going to put him out for six to eight weeks, which is disappointing news.”

Wilcox then mentioned that he will be speaking to club chairman Peter Swann about signing a possible replacement before the end of the month.

“It would be nice to get a big one in for plan B, in the last five minutes of the game, to put a big one up there,” he added.

“But if we have to go with what we’ve got, that’s not a problem. (The chairman) has not got money to throw at it.

“He’s backed us all the way, but if we have to go with what we’ve got it’s not a problem.

“I’ll have a chat with the chairman and we’ll see where we go.”


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