Callum Kennedy out of Scunthorpe United's trip to Norwich City tonight
Iron full-back Callum Kennedy has been ruled out of tonight's game at Norwich City with a toe injury.
The defender picked up the problem during the second-half of Saturday's 4-0 home defeat by Yeovil Town and yesterday went for an X-ray to ascertain its severity.
His absence stretches further a side already short on defensive options, though in Tom Newey, who is almost certain to start at Carrow Road, Scunthorpe do at least have a specialised replacement at left-back.
"Callum has hurt his toe and he's not fit to travel," explained manager Alan Knill.
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"All of a sudden, it makes us light again.
"He did it halfway through the second half on Saturday. He's had an X-ray and we're waiting on it.
"He definitely won't be fit for tonight, it's just how severe it is.
"We'll have to wait and see for the weekend."
Norwich boss Chris Hughton has confirmed he will make 'significant' changes for tonight's Capital One Cup clash, handing starts to several fringe players.
The Canaries may also include new signing Alexander Tettey, who joined Norwich from French side Rennes last week, if they can get international clearance in time.
Iron boss Knill would love such luxuries.
Andy Barcham may be pressing for a recall, having started the Yeovil defeat on the bench as he attempts to shake off a tight hamstring, but otherwise, Scunthorpe are unlikely to make major alterations.
"They've played a lot of games in such a short space time and when you're in those energy positions, you want to try and rest as much as you can," said Knill, on the decision to leave out Barcham previously.
"We haven't had the luxury of being able to chop and change, so when the first occasion came that we could, we made that decision.
"Barch looked sharp in training yesterday.
"We've thought about making changes, but it's quite difficult to rest people against Norwich.
"I don't want to devalue competitions and put others higher, but sometimes when you're playing that sort of opposition, you want your strongest players out all the time.
"That's the dilemma. We know the league is the most important thing, but at the same time, we want to be as strong as we possibly can to play Premier League opposition."