Scunthorpe manager's 'near-death' collision with a squirrel

Alan Knill, Scunthorpe United manager escapes a near miss Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill has said his club's poor start to the season has been put into perspective after a near-calamitous accident with a squirrel.

He told BBC Radio Humberside he almost suffered a serious injury when his bicycle hit the animal.

"I went over the top of my bike and landed on my head, shoulder and neck.

"I saw it run into the road but couldn't do anything about it and it just hit my wheel and stuck in my wheel and hit my brakes.

"For a minute, I thought I might have been in trouble because I landed on my head. Then, all of a sudden, I thought: 'I'm not, I'm alive!'"

Scunthorpe are bottom of League One after losing their last six matches.