Football - Sodje in contention

Scunthorpe striker Akpo Sodje is expected to be fit for the game at Bury following another injury scare.

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Sodje, who has scored five goals in nine appearances for the Iron since arriving on a free transfer from Preston in January, returned to the starting line-up in Saturday's home defeat to Coventry after missing the previous two games with a foot injury.

The former Sheffield Wednesday forward was taken off midway through the second half after taking a knock to this other foot, but manager Brian Laws expects him to resume alongside Karl Hawley.

Skipper Paul Reid returned at the weekend after missing three games through illness and Laws must decide whether to retain him and David Mirfin in central defence, while goalkeeper Eirik Holmen Johansen, on loan from Manchester City, will continue after making his league debut against Coventry in the absence of Sam Slocombe (thigh).

The Iron, two points above the relegation zone, have lost four of their last five league matches.

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