Date: 21st September 2015 at 5:26pm
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Heading into the weekend Mark Robins had said he was ‘looking’ but wasn’t expecting any movement with Scunthorpe to be ‘imminent’ but in the wake of another defeat he’s admitted that he’s not only got a target in mind he believes they’ll be secured this week.

Talking to the BBC Iron boss Robins has said he’s looking to sign off on a loan deal for a midfielder that will offer ‘cover in a number of positions.’

‘I expect to do something early in the week and we’re looking at someone coming in.

‘If I can get one deal over the line it will be great for us and it will give us cover in a number of positions.’

As of this point in time who this player could be isn’t known….

One that did play a part in the two-one defeat at Rochdale, having returned to the team for the win against his former Coventry side in the game prior to this, was Gary McSheffrey.

He’s told the Scunthorpe Telegraph he was happy to be involved, and is targeting more minutes on the pitch to get himself back to full match fitness, saying.

‘It is good to be playing again but I wanted a win on Saturday as well.

‘It is just nice to be playing again, getting a couple of 90 minutes under my belt and if I have a couple more games I will be fully at it.’

Regarding the defeat himself he added he was especially ‘disappointed because we got ourselves back in the game and created the best chances’ only to let Rochdale restore the lead and collected the points with us punished for ‘two weak goals’ conceded.

With both goals ‘avoidable’ he finished by saying actions and not words are what are needed now.

‘Both the goals were avoidable. They were in key areas where we need to get the first contact or stop it coming in.

‘It would be a huge concern if we weren’t creating anything but we have just got to sharpen up in both boxes and on another day we could have scored four.

‘It is those fine margins and key areas of concentration where you have got to have the hunger and desire to clear the ball or score a goal.

‘However, we can’t keep saying we could have or should have. In interviews we want to talk about winning games and the goals we have scored, not the what ifs and the chances we have had.’

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