Blow for Scunthorpe United with Callum Kennedy unlikely to play further part in Iron's battle against relegation
CALLUM Kennedy’s hamstring injury could keep him out for the rest of the season.
The results of the scan the full-back had on the problem have confirmed a tear, meaning he may struggle to play any further part in the Iron’s battle for League One survival.
Manager Brian Laws said Kennedy will be out of action for ‘six to eight weeks’.
If it’s the latter, that would mean a return around the middle of April. Scunthorpe’s final game of the season, at home to Kennedy’s former club, Swindon Town, is on Saturday, April 27.
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“It’s tough on him as he was just making his mark,” said Laws.
In Kennedy’s absence, Scunthorpe are likely to turn to Eddie Nolan, certainly for the short term.
Nolan is currently only at Glanford Park on a non-contract basis as he attempts to rebuild his career after failing to find new employers when he was freed by the Iron back in May.
That means he would be free to sign for another club should an approach come his way.
It is a chance Laws says Scunthorpe are prepared to take, rather than tie him down to a deal until the end of the season.
“We’ve got to be aware of the fact that Eddie could move on,” admitted the United boss.
“At the moment I think Eddie is grateful he’s been given an opportunity with us.
“If he does well and the opportunity comes along where someone makes him an offer, it puts us in a position where we’ve got to also make a decision.
“Until that time comes, we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed and hope Eddie enjoys his spell here.
“Eddie is a good lad, I like him. But from a selfish point of view, we hope nothing happens.”