Laws running rule over duo

Brian Laws has challenged Scunthorpe trialists Deon Burton and

Craig Fagan to impress him as the two strikers seek a new club.

Laws intends to run the rule over the pair in a friendly against

Frickley Athletic on Tuesday night as the League Two outfit crank

up their pre-season preparations.

Scunthorpe are looking at Burton and Fagan, both without a club

since respective releases from Gillingham and Bury, as they look to

bolster their attacking options.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Laws said: “We are

lacking a little bit in terms of numbers up top.

“When big Chris (Iwelumo) isn’t playing we seem to lack an edge

at that end of the park. But, more than that, we also need

different options.

“Craig is a good link man between the midfielder and the

striker. Deon’s record at Gillingham was one in two. So with that

in mind it was a no-brainer when the opportunity to have a look at

them came along.”

Laws has long been an admirer of Burton in particular and jumped

at the opportunity to take a closer look at the 36-year-old.

“Deon was somebody we looked at earlier in the summer but at

that time it looked like he would stay with Gillingham,” Laws


“However, for whatever reason that didn’t happen so the chance

for him to come here has arisen instead.”