Injury blow for Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill ahead of cup clash with Norwich City

Scunthorpe United boss Alan Knill has been hit by another injury worry ahead of tonight's Capital One Cup second round tie at Carrow Road.

Knill is unlikely to have the services of Callum Kennedy after the left-back suffered a toe injury in the 4-0 League One home defeat by Yeovil Town.

'He hurt his toe halfway through the second half on Saturday game so will not be fit to travel,' he said.

That leaves the Iron squad even more threadbare, with ongoing injuries to Paul Reid, Damien Mozika and Michael Collins already causing a shortage of numbers.

'Callum has been for an X-ray on Monday,' Knill told the Iron Player. 'He hurt his toe half way through the second half on Saturday game so will not be fit to travel.

'Now we have to just wait and see what happens. All of a sudden it makes us light again, which will be a worry.

'With Reid not fit and Niall Canavan going away with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s in a couple of weeks it leaves us light at the back, which is not ideal.'

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However, the Iron boss, who suffered a 6-0 Championship defeat at Carrow Road in his first game in charge of the club in 2011, had better news about winger Andy Barcham.

Last season's top goalscorer dropped to the bench on Saturday after complaining of a tight hamstring.

However, following a second half cameo at the weekend, the Scunthorpe manager confirmed that the former Tottenham trainee had suffered no further ill effects.

'Barchy is fine now,' he said. 'He has trained with us on Monday. Saturday was more of a precaution than anything else.

'As well as that he has played a lot of games, in what I regard as a high energy position. We want to try and rest them as much as we can but we haven't had the luxury of being able to do that.'

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