Reid hopes to face Swindon

17 October 2012 01:40
Paul Reid has said he is desperate to return to first-team action for Scunthorpe at Swindon on Saturday, and denied suggestions the club have misled fans over his injury problems.

The club captain has not played at all this season after breaking four bones in a hand during the pre-season training camp in Ireland.

He missed a behind-closed-doors friendly on Tuesday, which had been arranged to give him some match fitness, with a calf problem. Last week he missed the reserve game at York, with what the club said was a groin strain.

Reid could still find himself partnering Niall Canavan at the County Ground on Saturday, with David Mirfin serving a one-match suspension.

"[There is] no conspiracy, groin strain then managed to hurt calf while trying to keep fitness up. Probably due to missing pre-season," he wrote on Twitter.

"Disappointed but not despondent, was always a possibility after missing pre-season and working extra hard to catch up.

"Hope to train Thurs and be available for at. Desperate to try and help the team."