Laws hopeful over Collins injury

Brian Laws has allayed fears that Scunthorpe skipper Michael Collins will be sidelined for a significant period of time.

Last Updated: 27/08/13 at 17:10

Brian Laws: Not giving up hope

Brian Laws: Not giving up hope

More of the games that matter

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

The 27-year-old was forced off with a knee injury during the first half of the 3-2 defeat to AFC Wimbledon at the weekend.

Initial fears were that the central midfielder would face a lengthy spell on the treatment table, but Iron boss Laws is hopeful he will be without his captain for just the one game at most.

"He is certainly doubtful for the weekend but we believe the injury that he has suffered is not as bad as first thought," he told the club's official website.

"He went to see the specialist on Tuesday and there is no immediate damage from what he can see but we just want to get it clarified by at least a scan.

"We will certainly have a clearer picture come Thursday to know exactly the extent of the damage."

If the news is that Collins will be sidelined for longer, Laws has denied that he would need to rush to find a replacement.

"We know exactly where we are with a replacement should we need to replace Michael in the middle of the park," he added.

"As a team we have been working on some scenarios. We have got all the players in there to be able to adapt to it.

"The (transfer) window does not close for us so there is no rush to get any business done."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

hose are some REALLY handsome beards though, puts my ginger/blonde-never-to-be-regrown monstrosity to shame.

ganachus
Who Has Got The Likeability Factor?

H

ave been trying to work out at what point this changed. Bess guess is that Romario was the last player to get away with partying and still perform at a high level.

megabrow (cufc)
Footballer's Got Talent? It's Not Enough...

S

terling is to Sanchez as Allen is to Xavi....Shut up Brendan, for once in your life just please, Shut up!

cogs
Rodgers: Sterling can be striker

Footer 365

Raheem Sterling can play as a striker, says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Raheem Sterling has the qualities needed to play as a striker on a regular basis.

Capital One Cup: Tottenham thump Newcastle 4-0 to reach the semi-finals

Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to be treated by Boston Red Sox staff

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.

Mail Box

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

It's Not As Simple As Losing Luis Suarez...

That's the view of Liverpool fans in the mailbox as the Reds continue to struggle without their talisman. Suarez isn't doing particularly well at Barca either, it should be said...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property