Adkins confident in rookie's ability

Last updated : 22 December 2006 By
The 20-year-old comes into the side in place of the suspended Joe Murphy for the game as third-placed United seek to get through the Christmas period and still remain in automatic promotion contention.

And Lillis, son of former Iron striker and assistant manager Mark, will have a big role to play on Friday night for the Iron.

"I see him every day in training and he has been outstanding," Adkins told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

"I have got every confidence in Josh. He has come on leaps and bounds."