Football - Iron hope for Reid boost

Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws is hoping to have skipper Paul Reid back in contention for the visit of Walsall.

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Central defender Reid has missed the last two games due to a back problem but could return to the Iron starting line-up in place of either Niall Canavan or David Mirfin.

Fellow defender Eddie Nolan was withdrawn from last week's defeat at Preston with a tight hamstring but is expected to be fit, and Laws must decide whether to recall him or stick with replacement Christian Ribeiro, who made his first appearance since January at Deepdale.

Striker Akpo Sodje (ankle) and midfielder Michael Collins (thigh) face late fitness tests.

Goalkeeper Erik Johansen, on loan from Manchester City, is likely to continue in the absence Sam Slocombe, who returned to full training this week following a long-term thigh injury.

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