Scunthorpe United boss Alan Knill confident Karl Hawley will be fit to face Brentford
Striker Karl Hawley is expected to return for Scunthorpe United's clash with Brentford on Saturday.
The front man missed last week's 1-0 defeat to Stevenage after twisting his ankle four days earlier against Tranmere.
He sat out yesterday's training session and will go for a scan later this week, but boss Alan Knill is confident he will be available to boost the Iron's attacking options.
"Karl didn't train yesterday and he's going to have a scan on it, but I spoke to the physio and he doesn't think it's too bad," said Knill. "It's just a precaution really, just to make sure.
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"He went down (in the Tranmere game) and someone went down on top of him and it just twisted it. He caught his ankle in the turf, then someone landed on it.
"At the time, during the game, he said it wasn't a problem, that's why he kept on playing. But afterwards and the day after it was sore
"There is some swelling on it but we think it will be down by the weekend and he'll be available, which is a big thing for us because he's a big player at the moment.
"He's got that partnership with Leon Clarke and not just that, he wants to be at the top of the pitch, he doesn't want to come short, he wants to play on the shoulder.
"It works quite well.
"Just to have him back will be a big boost for us."
Mike Grella partnered Clarke up front at the Lamex Stadium, but Knill said Hawley, who notched his first goal in claret and blue against Rovers, had been a big miss.
"Of course we missed him," said the United manager.
"He's on really good form and he links up really well with Clarke. They are a handful for anybody.
"I thought Grells did okay, but Karl is a threat in the box.
"When the ball was wide we needed more bodies in the box.
"It was a shame for him (to miss out) after scoring on Tuesday. But that's football, you just have to keep going."
Damien Mozika meanwhile, remains some way off a return from a long-standing ankle injury.
"He trained with the kids yesterday and did some extra work after," Knill added.
"He looks okay but I still think it will maybe be two weeks before we really see Damo back close to the first-team."