Date: 23rd September 2015 at 12:31pm
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Mark Robins, who continues to be backed by the club but appears to be losing the support of the majority of the Scunthorpe support, is taking a look at Welsh defender David Stephens who could earn himself a deal with the Iron?

A trial, as Robins revealed to the Scunthorpe Telegraph ahead of his involvement for the development squad in a three-one defeat to Chesterfield on Tuesday, is something the defender was meant to have ‘a couple of weeks ago’ but a family issue put that on hold.

Stephen, formerly with Norwich, Hibernian and most recently Barnet, will spent the next couple of weeks on trial with Scunthorpe with Robins explaining this move.

‘He’s somebody we were going to have a look at a couple of weeks ago, before we signed Murray Wallace.

‘He had a family issue that he had to take care of before he came up and because we’d said yes we’ve stuck with that and this week we’ve got the opportunity.

‘He trained with us yesterday. He’s certainly in need of a mini pre-season, although he’s not totally out of condition. We’ll have a look at him in the game.

‘I’m looking forward to watching him play and see if there’s anything we can maybe do moving forward.’

On the mention of Murray Wallace the thought is Robins is hopeful of his loan from Huddersfield being extended? So we’ll, possibly, hear more about that soon?

Stephens was offered the chance to stay with Barnet, having helped the Bees to the Conference title last season, but the defender opted against extending his three-year spell with the club as he wanted to move higher up the Football League pyramid again so turned down a new deal.

Time will tell if he gets one with Scunthorpe as it will if Robins is able to bring in another loanee ahead of the weekend? This is perhaps a game, with pressure growing, the boss knows he must win!

Whatever deal he understood he had to bring in a ‘versatile midfielder’ is thought to have fallen through….

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