Alexander unsure whether Church will stay


Iron boss Graham Alexander has admitted that he is unsure on whether striker Simon Church will remain at Glanford Park when his contract expires this month.

Church’s stay has been hampered by injury and he has struggled for game time, finding himself behind Kevin van Veen, Tom Hopper and Lee Novak in the pecking order.

“I have had a chat with Simon about his thoughts first of and he is frustrated that he has not been able to get the game time that he wanted to. We had a good discussion on how we are going to take it forward,” Alexander told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

“I’m not a fortune teller, but looking ahead – can I see him getting in ahead of Lee Novak, Tom Hopper, Kevin van Veen? At the moment, that is in doubt. It is one of those that he might not stay with us.”

Alexander hinted that a deal was on the table for the Welshman, who has only made one start since joining in October.

“I would like him to keep him because I believe he has great value and he is a fantastic lad, and I know he can help us influence games, but as I have said before, I don’t like having too big of a squad.

“At the end of the day, it is his decision to make. His contract runs out mid-January and it is down to him whether to sign or not.”

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Written by Will Montag

Will Montag is an English Literature graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an avid reader of fiction, and a lifelong Iron fan. Will enjoys various outdoor pursuits in his spare time.

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