Scunthorpe boost ahead of Coventry visit

26 November 2010 11:11
Two players return from injury Scunthorpe manager Ian Baraclough has been given a boost with the return to fitness of two of his players. Sam Togwell and Eddie Nolan have both recovered from injury in time to be in contention to play against Coventry City. The news will be welcomed by Iron boss Baraclough as his squad has recently been ravished by injuries. Scunthorpe Midfielder Togwell has missed the last three weeks with a knee injury and defender Nolan missed one game with an ankle knock. Both players are fit to face a Coventry side out to continue Scunthorpe's poor home record. Scunthorpe have not won at Glanford Park since August. Iron defender Michael Raynes will be out until at least January after receiving a  thigh injury at Derby last weekend. Another player missing for Baraclough is midfielder Michael Collins  who is out with a shoulder injury, while yet another defender, David Mirfin continues to recover from a foot injury and will not be able to play. To further add to Baraclough's worries his winger Garry Thompson has not sufficiently recovered to be considered for a start, but may be named on the substitutes bench. Coventry City manager Aidy Boothroyd has no new injury or suspension concerns ahead of the game and will go into the game looking for a win get his sides promotion aspirations a boost. Coventry suffered a blip when they went on a three game losing run which saw them drop from fourth to eleventh place in the table, but a win over Bunley last week halted the poor run and lifted then to ninth place. Striker Clive Platt is fully recovered from a calf strain and played for the first time with Marlon King against Burnley Winger David Bell has recovered from a long term injury and will be hoping at the very least to be on the bench, but Coventry will be without the hugely improved and impressive Ben Turner in the middle of their defence as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Coventry will also be without Sammy Clingan and defender Stephen O'Halloran


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