Date: 12th December 2013 at 9:08pm
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Scunthorpe have confirmed that David Syers’ loan spell with us has been extended for a third and final time.

His previous loan spell was due to expire following the game this weekend against Wycombe Wanderers but Doncaster have agreed to allow him out for the full and maximum 93 days, however this time they will hold a 24 hour recall option on him.

Syers has been in sparkling form of late, scoring three goals in his last three games so securing him for the maximum period will be a good boost for everyone.

Speaking to the Official Site Russ Wilcox explained that he was delighted when he heard that talks with Doncaster had been positive.

‘We were hoping for an answer and we are pleased to have a positive one. The other loans run past the Wycombe game, so we’re not worrying about the others just yet.’

Increasing competition is what it’s all about and Wilcox does now have the option of also recalling club captain Michael Collins to the first team following his successive reserve games, but Russ goes on to say that with the form that Dave is in, he’s delighted we have him for longer purely because of that consistency within the team, but also obviously it means Collins can be reintroduced slowly as opposed to directly throw in.

‘We also want competition for places and Mickey is on their heels, Dave and Sean McAllister know that they’ve got to max out in every game and be at the top of their game to keep their shirt and that’s how I want it. Hopefully Sparrow will be a bit closer as well in the coming weeks.’

Whilst Wilcox admits that a 24 hour recall isn’t ideal, he is Doncaster’s player so we have to accept that even if it does cause us problems maybe down the line with other fixtures.

This is also the same for Cliff Byrne who’s loan deal from Oldham will expire following the Morecambe game. We have had him for the maximum 93 days allowed under the emergency loan system so we will have to accept he’ll be leaving the club on December 21 but he is a player we’ll be looking at again when the January window opens.