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Daws considering changes for Walsall trip

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Iron manager Nick Daws says he is considering changes ahead of tonight’s visit to promotion contenders Walsall.

However he admits keeping the large Iron squad happy will be a challenge in the final few months of the season.

“It’s a challenge because of the size and strength of squad that we’ve got,” Daws told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

“The challenge is do you freshen things up, or rotate people around at the risk of slightly unsettling the consistency of the team? The flip side to that, and I prefer it the other way, is if we weren’t able to rotate, or we couldn’t do it with the same confidence.

“Both myself and Andy have spoken from the start, including with the chairman, about the fact that we’ve got a well-balanced squad of players, a bit more so now following the additions of Jim O’Brien and Greg Luer on loan.

“March will be a challenge because every time a game comes around we’ve got to keep 25 players fresh, happy and ready to go.

“But one thing we won’t be afraid to do is make a decision we feel is right for the team. We’ve done that already – we did at the weekend – and we’ll consider whether it is the same for Tuesday. In subsequent games, moving forward, we’ll have the same thought process.”

Luke Williams may be fit enough for a place in the squad squad after returning to training following a couple of games on the sidelines.

“Luke’s a good player and was integral to the way we performed in three of the first four games that we won. Have we missed him? You always miss talented players but I don’t think Luke not being in the team is the reason we’ve not recorded victories in the last two games. I think that’s been down to the fact we’ve not taken our chances”, Daws added.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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