Injury scare but Damien Mozika should make pre-season training for Scunthorpe United
Damien Mozika is expected to be fit to return for pre-season training with the Iron after an injury scare over the summer.
The midfielder missed the end of last season with an ankle injury and the problem flared up again while back home in France.
He has since returned to Glanford Park for treatement, though it is hoped he will be fit when the rest of his team-mates return on Monday, July 9 to begin preparations for the coming campaign.
"We had a slight scare with Damien," manager Alan Knill explained.
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"He went home to France and then Alex (physio Alex Dalton) phoned me and said, 'he's come back, his ankle is still sore'.
"But he's been in the club every day and I've spoken to him, we're all sure he's going to be fit, definitely for the start of pre-season, which is good."
Paul Reid will also be back in action, having missed United's final game, at Tranmere Rovers, to have an operation on his broken nose.
Knill already has plans in place for when his squad are back together for the first time since May.
"We have a week here, then we go to Ireland, which should be really good," he said.
"The week here will see some testing. They're in Monday, which will be the usual – get the kit and we might take them for a jog and a walk – then Tuesday will be testing and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, if the testing is okay, we'll get the balls out and start playing football."