Nathan Ellington's Scunthorpe United future to be decided tomorrow
BOSS Brian Laws will make a decision tomorrow on whether to extend striker Nathan Ellington's loan spell with Scunthorpe United.
The Ipswich Town front man made only his second start for the Iron in Saturday's goal-less draw with Shrewsbury Town – a game which marked the end of his current deal.
Laws revealed he had not made up his mind one way or the other prior to the match, though admitted the 31-year-old has been "hit and miss" in two months at Glanford Park which have been marred by injury.
"I said to him that we needed a performance from him," explained the manager.
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"Nathan's been hit and miss really, to be honest.
"We needed a performance for us to see whether we continue with the loan or not.
"That's something we'll talk about over the next few days, depending as well on what our thoughts are about recruitment in the next week or so."
Fellow loanee Adda Djeziri has already been told he is free to return to Blackpool, while Laws expects Karl Hawley to sign a contract extension tomorrow which will keep him at Scunthorpe until the end of the season, with the potential to add a further year in the summer.
"It's all sorted now. We're just waiting for an agent to sign his document but I think that will be done tomorrow," he said.
"Everything's been agreed, so that's looking like it with that.
"It's is until the end of the season, with the potential of next season, subject to where we are."
With a few players moving on, including the imminent departure of Jordan Keegan and Mark Hughes, Laws hopes to welcome a new signing of his own in the near future.
"There's going to be little bits of movement going on but we've got to try to do some work ourselves in terms of bringing personnel in," he said.
"I was disappointed I didn't manage to get one in just before the game. However, I'll keep plugging away.
"We've highlighted our targets and we know the positions we want to strengthen.
"If things move well for us then there may be two, maybe three players coming in; if we can do the business we wish, but that may take a little bit of patience.
"Obviously I would love it to all happen before next week but football tells me it's not going to be as easy as that."