Scunthorpe Captain Cliff Byrne Poised To Sign Two-Year Deal

Leigh CopsonContributor IApril 30, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24:  Scunthorpe United captain, Cliff Byrne lifts the trophy to celebrate winning the Coca Cola League 1 Playoff Final between Milwall and Scunthorpe United at Wembley Stadium on May 24, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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Scunthorpe United Captain, Cliff Byrne, is poised to sign a new two-year contract with the club.

Byrne, 28, enjoyed a successful loan spell at Glanford Park during the 2002-03 campaign and returned on a permanent basis the following summer after his release from Sunderland.

It was the Irish defender's goal in the dying moments of last season's League One campaign that sent Scunthorpe into the playoffs, where they beat MK Dons and then Millwall to return to the Championship at the first attempt.

Byrne told the Scunthorpe Telegraph: "I have had some good discussions with the chairman and see no reason why I will not sign the new contract."