Iron eager to hold Spence talks

Defender Spence has made nine appearances for the Iron since

joining on loan from West Ham, but has not started since the end of

October. Although seemingly out of favour, Adkins seems keen to

keep the 19-year-old and hopes to be given permission to play him

in this weekend’s FA Cup tie against Barnsley. “I have spoken to

West Ham and they will let us know later (on Thursday) whether we

can involve Jordan in the squad for Saturday’s FA Cup tie against

Barnsley,” he told the Scunthorpe Telegraph. “Jordan’s loan spell

with us is due to come to an end soon and West Ham will be sitting

down to decide what they feel is best for his future.”