Knill: exits will happen

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Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill has admitted he expects defender David Mirfin and goalkeeper Joe Murphy to leave Glanford Park at the end of the season.

Mirfin, 25, and Murphy, 29, are both out of contract in the summer and Knill believes the pair are capable of playing at npower Championship level. The Iron are facing up to life in npower League One following their relegation and Knill expects the duo seek pastures new.

"I would expect David to be playing somewhere else next year. I honestly think he's a Championship player so I'd be surprised if he's not playing at that level next year," Knill said. "He's out of contract and a free agent, which leaves him open to as many offers as he can possibly get. He'll then choose the right one for him. It's the same for Joe Murphy as well."


However, Knill revealed he has a number of transfer targets lined up as he bids to reshape his squad ahead of next season.

Knill is accustomed to working under tight financial constrains following his time at Bury and will work carefully to make his squad competitive.

He added: "We've seen guys playing in the Football League at the moment who could comfortably play in the Championship.

"Myself and my coaching staff have seen players from top to bottom. I know there are players in League Two who could comfortably play in the Championship if given the chance.

"I know they'd come too, because, from past experience, we managed to get the better players to come to Bury.

"They wanted to come to us because we played football the right way."

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