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Preview - A detailed look at Scunthorpe United

7 October 2021

Match Previews

Preview - A detailed look at Scunthorpe United

7 October 2021

After a comprehensive midweek win at home in the Papa John's Trophy, Simon Weaver and his Town side are again at The EnviroVent Stadium this Saturday to take on Scunthorpe United.

The win a week ago away to Oldham Athletic saw Weaver's side get back to winning ways and jump back up to second place in the table as we approach the quarter-point mark of the 2021/22 season.

Our opponents

The 3-0 away defeat to Newport County last weekend made it four defeats in five games and saw Scunthorpe drop to the foot of the table.

So far the Iron have claimed one win and seven points from 10 games, having scored six goals to date and having conceded 17 times.

United tasted defeat in midweek as they fell 4-1 to League One side Rotherham United in the Papa John's Trophy.

Last season
The Iron managed the double over Town last season notching two emphatic wins in the process. At Glandford Park goals from Green, Loft and Spence earned a 3-1 win for the home side whilst at The EnviroVent Stadium Town were blown away in the second half as an Abo Eisa brace helped the visitors to 5-2 victory.
The Man in Charge

In the dugout is Neil Cox. Born in Scunthorpe, the former Notts County assistant took the role at the start of this season.
Cox had a long-playing career at centre-back which lasted 20 years. He made over 100 appearances for Middlesbrough between 1994-97 and over 200 appearances for Watford between 1999-2005.

Ones to Watch

The club lost key duo Abo Eisa and Alex Gilliead to Bradford City in the summer so will pin hopes on both Alfie Beestin and Ryan Loft for their pursuit of goals on Saturday, both having posted impressive 2020/21 campaigns.

Emmanuel Onariase remains a steady presence in defence and he has been joined this season by Harry Davis who arrived from Morecambe.

Forwards Jake Scrimshaw and Hayden Hackney also joined the club on season long loans from Bournemouth and Middlesbrough respectively and young midfielder Tom Pugh has also started the season brightly.
Recent History
In recent years, Scunthorpe have found themselves jumping between the second, third and fourth divisions of English football.
They were last promoted to the Championship via the 2009 League One Play-Off Final but two relegations in as many years saw the The Iron back in League Two.
Scunthorpe were successfully promoted back to League One in 2014 before their stint was ended in the 2018/19 campaign. In 2020/21 the club finished one spot and three points from the relegation positions.
Team News

Although Rory McArdle and Lewis Page remain on the sidelines Town will be hoping to have Alex Pattison, Simon Power and Aaron Martin back in contention after the duo missed the midweek win in the Papa John's Trophy.

Tickets will be on sale up until midnight on Friday 8th October through the below link...


Tickets are also available in our Commercial Street Store during opening times, and up until kick-off on matchdays.

Tickets will be on sale from the ticket office window at The EnviroVent Stadium 9am - 11am on Saturday 9th October.

There will be no sales or collections on the gate on the day of the game.

Tickets are subject to availability, we advise booking online early to avoid disappointment.

Both home seated tickets and away seated and standing tickets for this fixture have sold out.


Due to it being an international weekend, this fixture is available to stream via our streaming service.



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