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
“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.”