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Severn ruled out for up to four months

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Scunthorpe United goalkeeper James Severn could be out for up to four months with an injury caused in the 4-0 home defeat to Preston, according to the BBC.

Severn joins fellow goalkeeper Sam Slocombe in the treatment room with a torn thigh muscle following the Preston clash.

He had replaced number one Slocombe between the sticks after the 26-year-old injured his shoulder in the win against Blackburn in the Capital One Cup.

Severn is the latest injury problem for Scunthorpe

Severn is the latest injury problem for Scunthorpe

This has forced manager Russ Wilcox to dip into the transfer market and he has managed to add Peterborough United ‘keeper Bobby Olejnik on a one-month loan.

Olejnik featured in the 2-0 defeat to Fleetwood last night as Scunthorpe sit on the foot of the table having not picked up any points in the opening three games.

Scunthorpe’s youth team ‘keeper Pat Weaver was on the bench for the Iron in their home defeat to Fleetwood to help ease their goalkeeping woes.

Severn joined Scunthorpe in 2012 from Derby County and has played just twice in two years at Glanford Park.

He made just one appearance from the bench for the Rams in a two-year stay and spent time out on loan with Tamworth before joining Scunthorpe.

The 22-year-old returned to Tamworth on a one-month loan in November 2012 after struggling to break into the first team with the Iron.

Wilcox’s men travel to Yeovil on Saturday to try to get their first points of the season and lift themselves off the foot of the table.


ScoopDragon Football News Network

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