As we first told you that they would here – http://www.anyoldiron1.blogspot.com/2012/01/can-reckord-cure-irons-winter-blues.html – Scunthorpe United have finally confirmed the loan signing of Wolves’ left-back Jamie Reckord.
With the Iron’s woeful defensive displays of late a particular concern, all signings are welcome: but it remains to be seen if a 19 year old left-back, (with a princely 7 league games experience for Northampton Town), will be the panacea to cure our winter blues.
Reckord has been with Wolverhampton Wanderers since he was just 9 years old, and joins Scunny for an initial 1 month loan spell.
It is expected that this loan spell with be another youth loan – along the lines of what was done with both Sam Johnstone & Shane Duffy, with regular extensions if all parties are happy.
He is highly rated by the West Midlands Premier League club, and with just a couple of days of the January Transfer Window remaining, let’s hope that there is a real late flurry of activity for us between now and the deadline.
Although, it is not yet known if the lad’s temperament is going to be good enough: especially considering he’s had numerous brushes with the law over the course of his brief career. http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2011/10/12/wolves-teen-jamie-reckord-awaits-fate-over-assault/
But as long as he is a success for the Iron, one suspects that nobody will care….
So here’s to Jamie Reckord and Scunthorpe United.