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Match pack: Southend United (A)

26 January 2018

The Iron return to action with an away clash at Southend United on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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Iron fans can pay on the day at Southend United

25 January 2018

Scunthorpe come into the match on the back of a 1-1 home draw against Doncaster Rovers, which saw a much-improved performance but the late setback of an equaliser conceded.

The Shrimpers are under new management in the form of Chris Powell, and their last game was a fortnight ago when Fleetwood defeated them 2-1.

Matt Gilks will miss the match with a calf injury, but Alexander is hopeful that the goalkeeper could return to action soon. He was set to train with the medical staff on Thursday as he stepped up his recovery.

Neal Bishop (knee) will miss out on Saturday, although his injury is not as bad as first feared. Alexander was hopeful he'd be back next week.

Meanwhile, new loanee Ryan Yates has returned to the Iron following a finger operation that has kept him out of the last two games. Alexander says he will be assessed ahead of the fixture.

Luke Williams continues to train following a long-term hamstring lay-off, while Sam Mantom continues to be back on the grass with the medical team following a groin injury, but is yet to return to full training.

Long-term absentees Jordan Clarke (hamstring) and Jonathon Margetts (knee) are still a while away from returning, while Andrew Crofts trained on Monday for the first time following an ankle injury.

Elsewhere, Levi Sutton returned to training earlier this week following illness last week, while striker Kyle Wootton has suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury suffered while on loan at Stevenage.

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Match Reports

Report: Southend United 3-2 Iron

27 January 2018

The Iron lost 3-2 against Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon.


Alexander reacts to loss at Southend

27 January 2018

Tom Hopper got the Iron off to a perfect start when he headed his side into the lead from close range, but Michael Kightly levelled the scores towards the end of the first half.

United then fell behind at the beginning of the second 45 minutes when Stephen McLaughlin slammed home a free-kick, but Kevin van Veen netted an equaliser just three minutes later.

However, Michael Turner slotted home a winner for Southend in stoppage time, shortly after Cameron Burgess had been sent off for receiving his second yellow card of the game.

Manager Graham Alexander made one change to the starting XI, which saw Cameron McGeehan start his first game for the Iron, replacing Neal Bishop in midfield.

The hosts had the first sighting of goal inside the opening three minutes after Simon Cox turned and struck from outside the area, but Rory Watson gathered the effort comfortably.

However, in the 12th minute, Hopper headed home for the Iron to take the lead. Van Veen latched onto a deep cross by Josh Morris to put the ball back into in the area, and after a poor clearance from a Southend defender, Hopper converted into the corner of the net.

The Shrimpers nearly got back into the game with an instant response three minutes later, but Cox’s header just went wide of the right post.

They were asking more questions of the Iron defence immediately after, but Watson made a terrific reflex save high to his right to deny Marc Antoine Fortune following a corner kick.

After a quiet spell in the match, Watson made an incredible double save in the 30th minute. He first got down low to palm out McLaughlin’s long-range effort before reacting quickly to get back on his feet to keep out Kightly, who raced into the box to get the rebound.

Seven minutes later, and Southend had their equaliser. Kightly swung in a deep cross from the left side, which curled to hit the back post before the ball crossed the line to put the two sides on level terms at the half time interval.

Kightly then looked to add to his earlier goal at the beginning of the second half, but his right-footed free-kick missed the target.

In the 53rd minute, the Shrimpers took a 2-1 lead. They won a free-kick on the edge of the box, which McLaughlin drilled past the wall and the goalkeeper Watson.

However, the Iron responded almost immediately after when van Veen smashed the Iron level. Duane Holmes showed great determination to win his side a corner, and after Wallace’s effort was blocked from the resulting set-piece, the ball fell to the Dutchman who drilled the ball into the top right corner of the net.

As the home side looked to regain their lead, Watson was forced into another smart save when Cox unleased a long shot. The goalkeeper dived to his left to push the ball behind for a corner.

The young shotstopper was called into action again, diving to his left once more. Kightly advanced with the ball and tried to curl the ball into the right of the goal, but the goalkeeper parried it wide.

Hakeeb Adelakun went close to scoring the Iron’s third of the match in the 75th minute, but his long-range strike went just over the crossbar.

The Iron went close again through Cameron Burgess, but his header flew wide of the right post.

They went even closer with one minute left on the clock. Charlie Goode met a corner with a looping header, but McLaughlin jumped to head the ball off the line.

In stoppage time, the Iron were reduced to ten men when Burgess was sent off for picking up his second yellow card of the game for a foul on Kightly.

From the resulting free-kick, McLaughlin drove in a free-kick, which was excellently parried by Watson, but centre-back Turner slide home at the far post as the ball squeezed past the goalkeeper to give the hosts all three points.

Southend United: Oxley, Coker (c), Turner, Kightly, Timlin, Fortune (Robinson, 31), Cox, McLaughlin, Yearwood, Demetriou, White.
Unused substitutes: Bishop, Ferdinand, McGlashan, Klass, Kyprianou, Wabo.

Scunthorpe United: Watson, Wallace, Ojo (c), van Veen (Novak, 84’), Morris, Hopper, Adelakun (Toney, 90’), Holmes, Goode, Burgess, McGeehan (Yates, 60’).
Unused substitutes: Kelsey, Townsend, Sutton, McArdle.

Attendance: 6,723 (239 away fans).

Referee: Craig Hicks.

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Ticket News

Iron fans can pay on the day at Southend United

25 January 2018

Tickets have gone on sale for the Iron’s League One trip to face Southend United on Saturday, January 27.

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Wigan Athletic and Oxford United travel on sale

27 February 2018

United have received an initial allocation of 300 tickets located in the North Stand for the away clash at Roots Hall.

Please note, Scunthorpe United receive 5% of all ticket sales purchased in advance, but receive nothing if they're bought on the day at Southend.

You can purchase tickets in person at the Glanford Park ticket office, by calling 01724 747670 or through visiting

Iron fans can pay on the day, CASH ONLY, at the away ticket office. Matchday prices apply.

Prices for the game are as follows:

Adults £22 £25
Seniors (60+) £15 £18
Student (Valid ID) £14 £17

Young Person (17-22)

£14 £17

Adult Disabled and Free Carer

£14 £17

Junior (9-16)

£10 £12

8 and under

£4 £5

Tickets remain on sale for the fixture until 2pm on Friday, January 26th, 2018.

Please note there is an adult concession price for disabled supporters. All other disabled supporters pay the age relevant price with a complimentary carer if required.

There are a maximum of six wheelchair tickets with a complimentary carer ticket available. These are clearly marked within the allocation.


Call 01724 747670

The Glanford Park ticket office is open at the following times: 

Thursday, December 28 - 8.30am until 5pm
Friday, December 29 - 8.30am until 5pm
Saturday, December 30 - Closed
Sunday, December 31 - 9am until 2pm
Monday, January 1 - 9am until 3pm (and also open for a short period of time after the Bury game)
Tuesday, January 2 - 8.30am until 5pm
Wednesday, January 3 - 8.30am until 6pm
Thursday, January 4 - 8.30am until 5pm
Friday, January 5 - 8.30am until 5pm
Saturday, January 6 - Closed
Sunday, January 7 - Closed
Monday, January 8 - 8.30am until 5pm
Tuesday, January 9 - 8.30am until 5pm
Wednesday, January 10 - 8.30am until 6pm
Thursday, January 11 - 8.30am until 5pm
Friday, January 12 - 8.30am until 5pm (Portsmouth away tickets on sale until 2pm)
Saturday, January 13 - Closed
Sunday, January 14 - Closed
Monday, January 15 - 8.30am until 5pm
Tuesday, January 16 - 8.30am until 5pm
Wednesday, January 17 - 8.30am until 6pm
Thursday, January 18 - 8.30am until 5pm
Friday, January 19 - 8.30am until 5pm
Saturday, January 20 - 9am until 3pm (and also open for a short period of time after the Gillingham game)
Sunday, January 21 - Closed
Monday, January 22 - 8.30am until 5pm
Tuesday, January 23 - 8.30am until 7.45pm (and also open for a short period of time after the Doncaster game)
Wednesday, January 24 - 8.30am until 6pm
Thursday, January 25 - 8.30am until 5pm
Friday, January 26 - 8.30am until 5pm (Southend away tickets on sale until 2pm)

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