United stopper to make loan decision

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Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill will this week decide whether to extend Sam Johnstone's loan spell from Manchester United. reports how the 18-year-old stopper has missed the Iron's last three matches with a dislocated finger, but prior to the injury had impressed at League One level.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has high hopes for Johnstone, but with plentiful goalkeeping options at Old Trafford was keen for him to gain first-team experience on loan.

With David De Gea, Anders Lindegaard and Tomas Kuszczak currently ahead of Johnstone in the Manchester United pecking order, his development has been better nurtured away from the Barclays Premier League champions.

In addition to Johnstone, Knill has a number of injury worries ahead of Scunthorpe's trip to Bournemouth on Saturday, with Eddie Nolan, Garry Thompson, and strike duo Bobby Grant and Chris Dagnall all missing training earlier this week.

"The two strikers got a couple of kicks while Eddie is still feeling his calf a little bit," he told the club's official website.

"Thommo landed awkwardly and his neck is sore, but hopefully they are going to be okay. We will just have to wait and see though."

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