Brass backs Reid recovery
Last Updated: February 27, 2012 6:46pm
Reid: Broken nose
Scunthorpe assistant boss Chris Brass says defender Paul Reid could return to action this week despite breaking his nose twice in eight days.
Centre-half Reid, 30, is expected to be in contention for Wednesday's clash at Sheffield United after breaking his nose for a second time in just over a week in Saturday's goalless home draw with Brentford.
Brass told the club's official website: "I'd be very, very surprised if Reidy doesn't play in midweek.
"That's the strength of his character - he just got on with it. He said it hurt more than the last one, but fair play to him. I know what it feels like when you're nose gets broken."
Brass added that midfielder Jimmy Ryan will also be back in the squad following a seven-week knee injury lay-off.