Date: 11th December 2015 at 7:28am
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Having missed Scunthorpe’s FA Cup tie with Leyton Orient on Saturday (due to injury) Mark Robins has confirmed Gary McSheffrey, who has been troubled by ‘an issue’ on and off for a few years, has undergone knee surgery with this set to sideline him for a spell.

Robins has told the Official Website he felt the time was right the operation to take place.

‘He had the surgery on Tuesday and will be out for a while. He’s had an issue for the last two or three years, which has just flared up, and we’ve decided that the time was right to operate.’

When will he return? That much wasn’t something the boss was sure about, as such Robins was reluctant to put a timescale on McSheffrey’s recovery.

Much depends on how quickly he recovers (obviously), which is different for all players so it’s being left to ‘the experts’ to keep him abreast of the situation.

‘People respond and recover at different rates – it’s not the same for everybody. Some get back a week or two earlier than others. We have to be mindful of factors such as age, and I am in the hands of the experts.’

Obviously McSheffrey will miss the foreseeable games but David Mirfin, he’ll miss the meeting with Port Vale this weekend, will soon be back with the boss finishing by saying.

‘He was in the team for a lot of our good games this season and has been a miss for us. We need him, and everybody, back fit and firing as quick as we possibly can.’

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