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26 July 2017 Venue Glanford Park Attendance Referee Darren Drysdale

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Preview: Luton Town (A)

28 July 2017

The Iron take on Luton Town in their final friendly of pre-season 2017-18 on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off).

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Ticket news confirmed for Luton friendly

28 July 2017

Manager Graham Alexander is looking forward to the test the League Two side will pose after just missing out on promotion to League One via the play-offs last season.

With just one week to go until our League One season opener against AFC Wimbledon at Glanford Park, the game against the Hatters represents one of the final key parts of the season warm-up schedule.

Alexander confirmed in a pre-match interview that he'll be looking for his players to complete 90 minutes where possible, while looking for another step-up in the performance following a goalless draw against Sunderland in midweek.

The United manager enters the game with the same squad that was available to him on Wednesday.

Missing out will be Luke Williams, who is still recovering from the hamstring injury picked up while on loan with Northampton last year. Meanwhile, Lewis Butroid looks set to miss out after picking up a knock. Despite these injuries, Alexander hopes that both will be able to train on Monday.

Elsewhere, Sam Mantom will be absent after suffering a swollen foot, although the Iron boss remains hopeful that he will be able to train and be ready ahead of the new campaign.

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Match Reports

Report: Iron 0-0 Sunderland

26 July 2017

The Iron drew 0-0 at home to Sunderland in their latest pre-season friendly on Wednesday night.

Graham Alexander handed home debuts to Matt Gilks, Rory McArdle, Funso Ojo and Cameron Burgess in the match.

It was a game the home side dominated for large parts, and certainly in the notable goal efforts department, but a combination of close shaves and brilliant goalkeeping from the Sunderland number one meant both sides had to settle for a goalless draw.

The Iron started the brighter of the two sides in the opening ten minutes, but despite some clever passing, they couldn’t find an opportunity on goal.

That was until Neal Bishop picked the ball up as the away defence scrambled away a shot, but Bishop’s effort was held well by Robbin Ruiter.

Ten minutes went by without another notable chance for either side, with credit down to both defences, who were on top of their game.

It should have been 1-0 to United 12 minutes before the break, after good work down the left ended with Conor Townsend in a great position to cross, but the resulting cross was volleyed over by Paddy Madden.

It was the home side that continued to dominate the chances, when Hakeeb Adelakun went close from a 30-yard drilled shot, but Ruiter parried to safety.

The final opportunity of the first period fell to last season’s top scorer, Josh Morris, but his effort on his weaker foot went narrowly wide of Ruiter’s goal.

United started the second half much like how they finished the first, and it wasn’t long before the impressive Adelakun found space to shoot, with the effort taking a deflection to go narrowly wide.

Then, at the other end, Gilks was forced into action from a goal-bound effort, but held on to the ball well.

Funso Ojo had the whole of Glanford Park on their feet ten minutes into the second period, when he hit the ball superbly from 30 yards out, only for it to cannon back off the crossbar and out.

Morris won himself a free-kick in a dangerous position a few minutes later, and stepped up to take it himself, but Ruiter held well.

Madden and Townsend linked up superb with 18 minutes to go, with the Irishman then laying it into the path of Townsend, but his shot from a narrow angle went wide.

Gilks was the hero five minutes later, when he somehow parried away a goal-bound effort from the Sunderland forward. He made it look much easier than it actually was.

Gilks’ opposite number then saved his own team, as he somehow clawed out Kevin van Veen’s headed effort, before Duane Holmes had an effort blocked, and then put his second effort wide.

It was then Gilks’ chance to pull off a world-class save, as he parried away a certain goal. Jordan Clarke ended an entertaining game with a great effort with the last kick off the evening, but the game would end score-less.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Clarke, Townsend, Wallace, Ojo (van Veen, 63), Madden (Margetts, 78), Morris, Bishop, Adelakun (Holmes, 78), Burgess, McArdle (Goode, 78).
Substitutes not used: Watson, Hopper, Sutton, Wootton.

Sunderland AFC: Ruiter, Matthews, Galloway (Jones, 71), Gibson (Khazri, 60), O’Shea (C), Kone, Asoro, Embleton (Cattermole, 60), Vaughan (Love, 71), Honeyman, McGeady (N’Dong, 60).
Substitutes not used: Domingues, Robson, Beadling.

Attendance: 2,794.

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Ticket News

Sunderland tickets on sale now/Ticketing update

26 July 2017

Following the integration of our brand new ticketing system, we are pleased to announce tickets for the Iron’s home pre-season friendly against Championship side Sunderland are on sale now.

The game will be played at Glanford Park on Wednesday, 26th July (7.30pm kick-off).

The new ticket system means barcode entry will be in operation at Glanford Park this season and supporters will be able to print off their tickets at home rather than have a physical ticket posted or collected.

12th Man Season Ticket holder seats have been reserved for this friendly fixture (and will be until 12noon on Wednesday). They are available to purchase online now. Please note, you need to complete the form available here, in order to set up your username and password for your new online account. You will then be able to purchase your seat. If you are having issues with this, then please contact the ticket office to confirm the details we have on file are correct. This can be done via email to or by calling during opening hours on 01724 747670. You can also purchase in person from the ticket office or over the phone.

Please note, there will be pay cash on the turnstile options in place for supporters using the Britcon Stand and Turnstiles 5A and 5B of the Clugston Stand.

All four stands will be open, with prices for the game are as follows:

Adults £10
65+/Under 21 £5
Under 18 £2
Adults £8
65+/Under 21 £4
Under 18 £2

Tickets for home and away league fixtures, as well as away travel for the first month of the season, will all be on sale over the coming weeks. You can purchase tickets in the usual ways, online from our new online ticketing portal,, or in person and over the phone during ticket office opening hours. 

With two weeks until the first home league game of the season, the 12th Man Season Tickets have been transferred onto the new system and the new season cards can be collected from week commencing Monday, July 24th. The ticket office will remain open until 7pm on Tuesday ahead of the Sunderland fixture on Wednesday as well as being open from 9am until 2pm on Saturday 29th for 12th Man season card collections.

For any questions relating to the new system, please email

Monday, July 24th – 8.30am until 5.00pm
Tuesday, July 25th – 8.30am until 7.00pm
Wednesday, July 26th – 8.30am until 7.30pm, and for a short while after the game
Thursday, July 27th - 8.30am until 5.00pm
Friday, July 28th - 8.30am until 5.00pm
Saturday, July 29th – 9.00am until 2.00pm

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