Speculation of players futures

Last updated : 25 April 2002 By Luke Thornhill
Should I stay or should i go now?
Lee Hodges, Andy Dawson and Jamie McCombe head the list for departures - with a host of Premiership and first division clubs watching the players.

Hodges is now out of contract, and looks set to make a switch to the first or second division - a level he is clearly capable of playing at.

Gillingham, who recently transfer listed former Iron Chris Hope at his own request for family reasons, are the latest team to be linked.

Second division Reading and Wigan Athletic have also been watching him, whilst there are bound to be a number of other clubs chasing him.

Not least Hull City, who have made no secret of their admiration for the pint sized danger man, though there seems little chance of him crossing thw bridge.

Norwich City head the chase for Andrew Dawson, though if they taste success in the first division playoffs it is unlikley they will bid for him to take straight into the Premiership.

If they stay int he first division though he is seen as strong competition for Adam Drury at left-back, whislt Grismby Town manager Paul Groves has also recently admitted that he has been watching him.

Jamie McCombe is being watched by at least three Premiership Clubs, Tottenham Hotspur seem the favourites to land him though. Aston Villa and Derby County have also been chasing him.

United are set to announce their released list tomorrow, and it seems alsmot certain that around four or five players will be leaving Glanford Park.

Carl Bradshaw's Iron career looks to be over, after a poor season, with time also looking to have run out for Wayne Graves, Gareth Sheldon and Brain Quailey and Mark Anderson.

Nigel Pepper could be given a second chance, after failing to make it back into the first team after injury. The player himself recently exclusively told Iron-Bru.net that he feels he can only prove himself to fans after a good pre-season.

Alex Calvo-Garcia, Lee Ridley, Scott Brough, James Cotterill and Chris Bennion are also out of contract, but look set to stay on. Russ Wilcox looks set to hang up his boots to concentrate on his role as assistant manager.

As ever, we'll bring you news of who is staying and who is going as soon as it is announced by the club.