Scunthorpe United skipper Paul Reid returns to training today
Scunthorpe United skipper Paul Reid will be back in full training today.
The United defender has been working on strengthening his grip after the metal plates which were implanted to correct a broken bone in his right hand were removed.
He has now been given the all-clear to step up his return.
Although welcoming Reid's return, manager Alan Knill has praised the performances of Niall Canavan, who has enjoyed a run at the heart of the Iron defence.
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"He's done well, now he just needs to continue that consistency," said the Scunthorpe boss.
"Consistency, especially at centre-half, is what we all look for. We don't look for 10 out of 10, we just look for seven or eight each week.
"That's what Niall needs to do now, continue with that and we're all sure he's got the right things to have a career.
"We look at the stats and he's doing well in them – he's winning headers and being more dominant.
"We're all delighted because we know there's a player in there. But only Niall can bring it out, and he needs to bring it out every week."