The striker and former tradesmen broke his leg on the final day of last season and, after a fall at home that only aggravated the healing bone, is still waiting to notch up his first appearance to his name since the incident in May 2004.
Since signing for the club in February last year, Scoffham – who cost the Magpies a trifling fee of £10,000 from local side, Gedling Town – has made but four starts as a Notts player, scoring twice and, despite lack of opportunity, the German-born striker has become a firm fans favourite for his raw enthusiasm and somewhat amusing goal celebrations.
However, after nearly nine months on the sidelines, the ingeniously dubbed ‘Scoff’ now appears closer than ever to making his first team comeback with, after nearly nine months of vegetating on the sideline, the scan set to decide his fate.
Speaking to the club’s Official Site on the matter, manager Ian Richardson said: “Steve picked up a bout of tonsillitis last week, but he is heading off for a bone scan on Thursday where we will be able to see if the bone has totally healed,"
“If there is still the smallest of cracks in the bone then something needs to be done to put that right. If that is the case then we will be using some special 'shock pads' to put on the leg which will then shock the bone and knit the bone together.”
“If that doesn't work then he might have to have a plate put back in his leg, and the worst case scenario is that happening and him being ruled out for the season”
“That said, we are positive that Steve will come away with some positive news from the bone scan.”
Be sure that NCM will keep you updated on any developments.