Despite a number of them having featured during today’s behind-doors friendly defeat against Doncaster Rovers, the Iron are keeping schtum so to speak regarding their respective fates.
Although, as we reported in: http://www.anyoldiron1.blogspot.com/2012/01/can-reckord-cure-irons-winter-blues.html – Knilly doesn’t expect any of the signings to be permanent ones.
This shows the money-men’s oversight to be disappointing, as relegation is not only a distinct possibility – but would cost a fortune. If a fair few are able to leave / be forced out of North Lincolnshire within the rest of January, then this may change.
And as far as the trialists – Knill’s admission in the Scunny Telegraph says one of two things about any trialists. Either any free agents, or possible permanent signings, who’ve been on trial aren’t worth keeping – or just all those featuring are elsewhere with a view to a possible loan signing.
Scunthorpe United’s beleaguered manager has thus confirmed that a decision over the trialists will be made within the next few days – so don’t expect the same outcome for all of the different ones that said.
The Iron’s 2-0 loss to a strong Donny side at the latter’s training ground was also used as a way for an injured quartet to continue their way back to full fitness, and hopefully, the starting XI.
Josh Lillis, Cliff Byrne, Damien Mozika and Matt Godden all played at least an hour – and with the first three in particular: it’s hoped that they’ll be in our starting line-up, and helping to turn our turgid run around: in the very foreseeable future.
Who knows – we might even have half a dozen more loanees by then!