Lewis Ward takes over in goal for Exeter with Jonny Maxted sidelined

Exeter goalkeeper Jonny Maxted
Exeter goalkeeper Jonny Maxted (PA Wire)
13:45pm, Thu 22 Oct 2020
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Exeter have only one fit goalkeeper for their League Two clash with Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Jonny Maxted dislocated his kneecap in training on Monday and is set for a lengthy absence, leaving under-16s goalkeeper Harry Lee to take a place on the bench as Lewis Ward deputises.

Rory McArdle is awaiting the results of a scan after sustaining a knee injury, with Nigel Atangana not set to return for several weeks with an Achilles issue.

Ryan Bowman is fit to play, however, having returned after a stomach strain to score during the Grecians’ 2-1 defeat of Crawley last weekend.

Midfielder Myles Hippolyte is available for Scunthorpe after serving the one-match ban he was handed for his dismissal against Cambridge.

George Hornshaw returned from a hamstring issue as the Iron were defeated by Cheltenham at the weekend and should feature.

Emmanuel Onariase also returned after an absence caused by a hernia, with Jai Rowe taking a spot on the bench following his knee injury.

Olufela Olomola (hamstring) is reportedly closing in on a return, but Harrison McGahey (hamstring) remains out and Kevin Van Veen is sidelined for some time after a knee operation.

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