Adkins elated to land Lansbury

02 February 2009 01:57
Scunthorpe United manager Nigel Adkins has bolstered his wafer-thin squad by signing the Arsenal youngster Henri Lansbury on loan. The 18-year-old midfielder has made four substitute appearances for the Gunners, all in the Carling Cup. Adkins told the Iron's official website: "We only have 16 or 17 players fit at the moment and Henri's a player I've watched for over a year. "I've watched him myself four or five times and he's an exciting talent. It's very pleasing that an established club like Arsenal have let us have him. "There's a good culture at this football club, where we allow players to learn their trade, treat them in the right way to develop, and that's what we are a, developmental club."

Source: ESA

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