Despite having been on the sideline for over a month, the Iron’s former Huddersfield central midfielder is on the mend from his debilitating bout of Tendinitis .
Indeed, the Halifax born play-maker is now back in training for Scunthorpe United. Michael isn’t yet expected to be back in contention for the Brentford game – but the trip to MK Dons a week on Saturday is expected to be a realistic target for Collins – the recipient of Irish junior caps as a youngster.
He has thus been cleared to resume tougher action following a so-far successful injection to his knee. He may also feature in some of the upcoming reserve games for the Iron.
This makes it a double good injury front for the Iron – with Cliff Byrne having also unexpectedly recently returned to training. Albeit, both will need to be build up their match, and all-round, fitness levels first: with the respective pair having missed so much recent game time between them of late.
Despite the re-introduced stipulation limitation of 5 substitutes: the Iron’s successive defeats and inconsistent form throughout the season may prioritise bringing the likes of Cliff & Michael back from the physio’s room as soon as possible.
And don’t be surprised at all if they’re donning the claret and blue in the very near future.
Up the Iron!