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Luke Matheson looks set to experience relegation in Scunthorpe loan move

Wolves loaned Luke Matheson to Scunthorpe for the second half of the season but the club are currently rooted to the bottom of the EFL.

The talented teenager spent the first half of the campaign at Hamilton in the second tier of Scottish football before the club recalled him and sent him to the fourth tier.

The move saw him reunite with his former Rochdale manager Keith Hill and Matheson has done a decent job of establishing himself in the starting eleven.

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He has played in five of the League Two matches he has been available for and been on the bench for the other two.

But Scunthorpe side six points adrift of safety, having played a game more than 22nd placed Carlisle.

Oldham sit four points ahead of Scunthorpe in 23rd, having played two games less and they won 1-0 in the huge bottom of the table clash earlier this month.

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It would be one of the EFL’s greatest ever escaped tales if Scunthorpe line up next season as a League 2 club.

As per the Athletic, they will need the form of a mid-table team to stand any chance of staying up, and signs that anything like that is around the corner is thin on the ground.

That means that it could be a tough learning curve for Matheson in the weeks and months ahead. It is one which should stand him in good stead going forward but he will need to be resilient.

He will hope to impress personally and perhaps earn a loan deal next season at a more successful club.