League Two side issues squirrel warning

Squirrel Ali Taylor

Torquay United manager faces a tricky reunion with his old side.

It was one of the more memorable incidents of last season for Scunthorpe United, but for manager Alan Knill it was just a bit nuts.

Knill suffered a bizarre accident when, managing the League One side at the time, he cycled headlong into a squirrel.

Knill was left with a nasty head injury (you can only wonder at the state of the squirrel), and needed treatment from paramedics. He later said the accident ‘put everything into perspective’.

Now however, and slightly awkwardly for Knill, he faces his old side on Saturday, for the first time since he was sacked in October 2012.

Scunthorpe have done the decent thing, and asked their fans not to turn up at the ground wearing squirrel attire.

One fan tweeted the club to ask: “Will anyone wearing any 'squirrel attire' be banned from entering the ground on Saturday?

Scunthorpe United's twitter account replied: “No you won't be banned. However, the club would prefer it if you didn't dress up in 'squirrel attire'."

And Knill seems to have recovered from the incident. He told the Scunthorpe Telegraph: “I came off my bike at 20-whatever miles an hour, an ambulance was called and everything – I could have died.

“I’m worrying every night about football, about this, about that, I could have been dead. The perspective for me was I might not have been having this conversation. [Defeats] happen but it puts a perspective on everything.”

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