Knill plays down Mirfin return

Alan Knill does not expect David Mirfin to return to Scunthorpe for a third time following his second loan spell at the club this season.

Last Updated: 23/05/12 at 16:07

Mirfin (left): Not expected to return

Mirfin (left): Not expected to return

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Central defender Mirfin, 27, made 19 appearances for the Iron after arriving from Watford in February, scoring once, and helped shore up a leaky defence.

He first arrived at the club in 2008 when Scunthorpe paid Huddersfield £150,000 for him and, after 101 first-team appearances, moved to Watford on a free transfer last summer.

Knill told the club's official website: "I was with Sean Dyche (Watford boss) on Saturday and he said they plan to keep Dave there. At the end of the day he's their player and that's their choice. But we have looked at other alternatives and are continuing to do so."

Knill confirmed his interest in bringing back Wolves defender Jamie Reckord, who made 17 appearances while on loan for the last three months of the season, but was unsure about the 19-year-old's future.

"Jamie is a top player," he added. "With Wolves having gone down and with a new manager coming in he has the chance to shine there. I'm sure they will want to have a look at him in pre-season before they make any decisions on if he can go, but if they decide that he can go out then we would love to have him."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Transfer news: Chelsea close to deal for Juan Cuadrado

Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal with Fiorentina for winger Juan Cuadrado, according to Sky sources.

Brendan Rodgers: Daniel Sturridge can shine new light on revamped Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers expects the imminent return of "reference point" Daniel Sturridge to help Liverpool push for a top-four place.

Premier League: Arsenal top scorer Alexis Sanchez a doubt for Super Sunday game against Aston Villa

Arsenal could be without Alexis Sanchez for their Super Sunday game against Aston Villa this weekend.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company