McMahon missing as Scunthorpe host Burton

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Scunthorpe will be without Tony McMahon when they host Burton on Saturday.

Scunthorpe will be without Tony McMahon when they host Burton on Saturday.

The right-back was forced off just before half-time in the draw at Shrewsbury with a hamstring injury.

The Iron fear he could miss the remainder of the season as they fight to stay in League One.

Tom Pearce (groin) also had to come off during the game last weekend and he will be assessed.

Given Scunthorpe’s problems in defence, Levi Sutton (illness) and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (hamstring) have made a timely return to training.

Sutton should be available for selection.

Burton defender Jake Buxton looks likely to miss the trip to Glanford Park.

The 34-year-old, who has been nursing a couple of minor injury issues in recent weeks, suffered a calf strain late on in the draw at Sunderland on Tuesday night.

In his absence, left-back Damien McCrory could revert to central defence alongside Kyle McFadzean.

Kieran Wallace and Colin Daniel are also options for Brewers boss Nigel Clough.

Attacking midfielder Will Miller (illness) will be assessed while winger David Templeton (knee) remains out.

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