Capper to follow Byrne to Scunthorpe?
Former Sunderland player Stephen Capper is hoping he'll finally be able to land a new playing contract now he's on his third trial spell since being told he's surplus to requirements at the Stadium of Light.
Capper, 20, has had trial spells at Chesterfield and York City but ultimately been unsuccessful at gaining a permanent place there.
However the Irish-born midfielder played for Scunthorpe against a Man Utd XI on Tuesday and hopes to emulate another former Sunderland player, Clifford Byrne, by earning himself a permanent deal.
Capper has represented the Republic of Ireland at every level up to U20 and was included in the RoI squad in June for the matches against Albania and Georgia.