Fulham midfielder Michael Timlin, on-loan at Scunthorpe has returned to Craven Cottage to have treatment on an ankle injury.

The 20-year-old sustained the injury during the warm-up at Friday’s match against Southend.

Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws told the club website: “When we took the strapping off at the end of the game, his ankle came up like a balloon.”

Timlin’s loan has a couple of weeks left to run so he faces a race against time to be fit before then.