Date: 15th November 2010 at 12:00pm
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Clarets midfielder, Kevin McDonald joined Scunthorpe United in mid-October initially on a one-month loan but soon had to return to Turf Moor after picking up a back injury during training.

He recovered and returned to Glanford Park recently and on Saturday he started his first game for the club.

Big Kev even scored a goal but it was not enough with The Iron going down 4-2 at home to automatic promosion chasing Cardiff City.

The 22-year-old’s initial loan is due to expire this week but Scunthorpe are hopeful of extending the loan spell.

Scunthorpe gaffer, Ian Baraclough intends to speak to Brian Laws this week regarding the possibility of an extension.

Baraclough speaking on the club’s official website said:

‘Kevin McDonald hasn’t been fit enough to start a game up to now, but I felt he and Michael O’Connor imposed themselves in midfield.

‘I’d like to extend his loan. He’s got good qualities and if fully fit he will be a fantastic player.

‘I will speak to Kevin and Brian. He knows he has a chance of playing games here while he might not at Burnley.

‘I’ll see what Brian says, but hopefully we can keep him for another month.’

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