Vital Football

Latest Scunthorpe United News

Laws Sets Out Of Contract Deadline

Laws Sets Out Of Contract Deadline

The six players to be offered new contracts by Scunthorpe will be given a week to accept them by Brian Laws.

Laws knows their agents would've been working since January on potential other deals for them, and he doesn't want to be held up by a player who isn't 100% committed to the cause for the coming campaign.

Speaking to the Scunthorpe Telegraph about the futures of Jimmy Ryan, Michael Collins, Eddie Nolan, Tom Newey, Matt Godden and James Severn, Laws said.

'The one thing I've learned since I've been in football is that once you get past January, players who are out of contract start talking to other clubs. Agents will have been doing their work, as they have been when they've spoken to me since January. When it comes to players making their minds up, if they don't know now if there are any offers on the table then I'd be surprised. We will set a deadline.'

All Laws is waiting for is the chairmanship issue to be sorted, then he can sit down and decide on the offers that they will make, as all players will have to take a pay cut following our relegation, but he's not going to give them long to decide because he knows the work he has to do to get the squad how he wants it for next season.

Laws is mildly positive though because those mentioned have already expressed a desire to stay at the club, so once the offers are made at least the willingness issue has been dealt with. He also says the initial discussions were positive and he was pleased with the feedback he received.

But of course all that can change when it gets to the issue of finances.

Apply To Be A Site Editor



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday May 14 2013
Time: 8:55PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Scunthorpe United Articles

Match Day Officials v Millwall

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Millwall this Tuesday.

Stats: Scunthorpe v Southend United

All the stats from Scunthorpe (1) vs (0) Southend United, Glanford Park, 13/02/16 Att: 3,550

Scunthorpe v Southend - Teamsheets!

Scunthorpe are at Glanford Park with Southend the visitors for the latest league match. This is a 3pm kick-off and the line ups have been confirmed.

League One - Scunthorpe v Southend United

The League 1 season continues for Scunthorpe against Southend at Glanford Park.

Archived Vital Scunthorpe Articles

Vital Scunthorpe articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Scunthorpe
Write For Vital Scunthorpe
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Southend MotM
Suggested By:
Daniels0%
Wiseman0%
Mirfin0%
Wallace100%
Townsend0%
Bishop0%
Ness0%
Dawson0%
Williams0%
Hopper0%
Madden0%
Sub-Clarke0%
Sub-Laird0%
Sub-McSheffrey0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 30 20 3 7 63 17
2 Gillingham 31 17 7 7 58 20
3 Walsall 30 16 9 5 57 17
4 Wigan 31 15 11 5 56 21
5 Coventry 31 14 10 7 52 22
6 Millwall 30 15 5 10 50 10
7 Southend 30 13 8 9 47 5
8 Sheff Utd 30 12 9 9 45 5
9 Port Vale 32 12 9 11 45 -1
10 Peterborough 30 13 5 12 44 9
11 Bradford 29 12 8 9 44 1
12 Barnsley 30 13 3 14 42 5
13 Scunthorpe 29 12 5 12 41 -3
14 Swindon 31 11 6 14 39 -2
15 Rochdale 29 10 7 12 37 -3
16 Bury 29 10 7 12 37 -13
17 Doncaster 30 9 9 12 36 -5
18 Blackpool 30 9 6 15 33 -8
19 Shrewsbury 31 9 6 16 33 -14
20 Fleetwood 29 7 9 13 30 -3
21 Chesterfield 30 9 3 18 30 -12
22 Crewe 30 6 9 15 27 -20
23 Oldham 28 4 13 11 25 -13
24 Colchester 30 5 7 18 22 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Scunthorpe United  Fixtures (view all)

Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Walsall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Gillingham (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Doncaster Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Scunthorpe United  Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.franc1sc0o2