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Jonathan Margetts out for Scunthorpe, what now?

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The EFL League One might already be in full blast for most teams, but not for Scunthorpe United. The Iron has just suffered a devastating misfortune after its elite striker, Jonny Margetts, sustained a nasty injury.

The 24-year-old will be out of the field for the next four months due to a knee injury. As of now, Margetts is confined in a London hospital for his knee operation. Details about the player’s current status are still pretty meek as of the moment.

However, it’s expected that more information will be unveiled in the coming days. Scunthorpe manager, Graham Alexander also confirmed that Margett is unable to play for at least four months. However, Alexander also says that the duration of time he’ll be out can well go beyond the four months time. It just depends on how his recovery process goes.

Alexander adds that it’s very unfortunate for the Englishman to suddenly sustain an injury even though he just recently came back to playing. Nonetheless, he and the management are confident that he’ll be on the right back to full recovery within the allotted time frame.

Margetts was once an average player for Lincoln City in 2016. But after being offered an interesting transfer deal from the Iron Bru, he decided to flee his origins in hopes of a better career opportunity.

And that’s just what happened in his debut game, he scored a surprising goal which led to a win. After which, he’s played four more games for the team before being loaned back to Lincoln. Now that he’s back to Scunthorpe, it sure is disappointing to know how much of a tragedy befell him in his comeback.

So what does this mean for Scunthorpe United? Well, the answer to that is simple — disaster. Currently being in the 5th spot, the Iron Bru needs to double their efforts in meeting the expectations of their fans.

Having done much better than 5th place in the previous years, it sure is a pressure for them to improve their standing. The betting game also speaks for their ranking as they’ve got decent 55/1 odds, while Bradford City and Charlton Athletic are enjoying a comfortable 14/1 and 10/1 odds on 3rd and 4th place respectively.

Fleetwood Town is also fast approaching their position with its threatening 80/1 odds. Sooner or later, Fleetwood Town and Oxford United’s 90/1 odds would surely overtake them if they don’t find any means to patch up Margetts’ loss.

This would then make it easier for you to place a bet on UK football with a free bet no deposit offer from Freebets.co.uk. Why? It’s because it wouldn’t be that hard for you to realize that Scunthorpe’s going down (which we hope they won’t).

Meanwhile, the ever-strong Wigan Athletic is on top of the rankings with strong 2/5 odds. That’s what the Iron Bru needs to set their eyes on — title contention. Knowing that Scunthorpe needs a strong forward to back up their offense, they sure are in for some serious trouble in the coming weeks.

There’s no doubt that Kevin van Veen and Tom Hopper, or even Luke Williams are going to do their best to make up for Margetts’ injury. But even if all of the healthy forwards are to combine their various skill sets, they’ll still feel the 24-year-old’s absence.

Hopefully, they do their best to find an alternative to this; perhaps a loan deal?


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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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