The Iron will be travelling to the Banks's Stadium to face Walsall on Saturday 12th January (3.00pm) where they will be hoping to extend their good run of form in Sky Bet League One.
Stuart McCall’s side have won their last three games, which included victories against Wycombe, Peterborough and a 2-1 success over Coventry City last weekend.
James Perch opened the scoring for the Iron in the second-half against the Sky Blues before Levi Sutton hit home his first goal for the club. Coventry grabbed a goal back with 12 minutes remaining, but United held on to the three points to move them up to 17th in the table.
Meanwhile, Walsall were in Emirates FA Cup action last weekend, losing 5-2 away at Bolton. In the league, the Saddlers have gone five games without a win, with their last outing ending in defeat at Charlton on New Year’s Day.
United boss Stuart McCall reported no fresh injury worries ahead of the game, though he provided an update on Matthew Lund. Lund has trained three times so far this week but the game will probably come too soon, as he looks to return from a knee problem.
Josh Morris faces a few weeks out with a fractured fibula and strained ankle ligaments. Elsewhere, Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) continue to miss out but are edging closer to a return. Jordan Clarke is out for four months (knee), while Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season.
Meanwhile, Lewis Butroid and George Hornshaw are back in training after their respective injuries.
This season at Glanford Park, they played out a 1-1 draw in August. Striker Lee Novak hit first, but a Zeli Ismail penalty gave Walsall a equalising goal.
At the Bescot Stadium last season, the Saddlers won 1-0. Although it ended in defeat for the Iron, goalkeeper Matt Gilks made a fine penalty save in the match.
|SEASON - DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
|2018-19 - Sat 11 Aug||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Walsall||Novak|
|2017-18 - Sat 21 Apr||LG 1||Iron 1-0 Walsall||Yates|
|2017-18 - Sat 9 Dec||LG 1||Walsall 1-0 Iron|
|2016-17 - Tue 14 Feb||LG 1||Iron 0-0 Walsall|
|2016-17 - Tue 27 Sep||LG 1||Walsall 1-4 Iron||Morris 3, Bishop|
|2015-16 - Tue 1 Mar||LG 1||Walsall 0-0 Iron|
|2015-16 - Tue 29 Sep||LG 1||Iron 0-1 Walsall|
|2014-15 - Sat 10 Jan||LG 1||Walsall 1-4 Iron||Chambers (og), Hopper, Madden, Bishop|
|2014-15 - Sat 30 Aug||LG 1||Iron 2-1 Walsall||Adelakun, McSheffrey|
|2012-13 - Sat 14 Apr||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Walsall||Canavan|
|2012-13 - Tue 6 Nov||LG 1||Walsall 1-4 Iron||Canavan 2, Duffy, Clarke|
|2011-12 - Tue 21 Feb||LG 1||Iron 0-1 Walsall|
|2011-12 - Sat 17 Sep||LG 1||Walsall 2-2 Iron||Thompson, Ryan|
|2008-09 - Tue 3 Mar||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Walsall||Odejayi|
|2008-09 - Sat 8 Nov||LG 1||Walsall 1-3 Iron||Hooper 2, Hurst|
|2008-09 - Sat 16 Aug||LG 1||Walsall 2-1 Iron||Thompson|
|2005-06 - Sat 11 Feb||LG 1||Walsall 2-2 Iron||Keogh, MacKenzie|
|2005-06 - Sat 24 Sep||LG 1||Iron 1-3 Walsall||Sharp|
|1994-95 - Sat 29 Apr||DIV 3||Walsall 2-1 Iron||Gregory|
|1994-95 - Sat 10 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 0-1 Walsall|
|1993-94 - Mon 3 Jan||DIV 3||Iron 5-0 Walsall||Martin, Smith, Bullimore, Carmichael, Henderson|
|1993-94 - Tue 14 Dec||FAC R2 R||Iron 0-0 Walsall
(Iron win 7-6 on pens)
|1993-94 - Sat 4 Dec||FAC R2||Walsall 1-1 Iron||Carmichael|
|1993-94 - Tue 31 Aug||DIV 3||Walsall 0-0 Iron|
|1992-93 - Sat 20 Feb||DIV 3||Walsall 3-2 Iron||Stevenson, Helliwell|
|1992-93 - Tue 1 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Walsall||Elliott, Helliwell|
|1991-92 - Sat 7 Mar||DIV 4||Walsall 2-1 Iron||Buckley|
|1991-92 - Sat 25 Jan||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Walsall||White|
|1990-91 - Tue 12 Mar||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Walsall||Daws|
|1990-91 - Tue 2 Oct||DIV 4||Walsall 3-0 Iron|
|1983-84 - Tue 6 Mar||DIV 3||Walsall 1-1 Iron||Bell|
|1983-84 - Sat 5 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Walsall|
|1979-80 - Sat 15 Mar||DIV 4||Walsall 1-1 Iron||Partridge|
|1979-80 - Sat 6 Oct||DIV 4||Iron 2-2 Walsall||Green, O'Berg|
|1972-73 - Sat 28 Apr||DIV 3||Walsall 1-1 Iron||Collier|
|1972-73 - Tue 29 Aug||DIV 3||Iron 2-1 Walsall||Fletcher, Kirk|
|1967-68 - Sat 24 Feb||DIV 3||Walsall 0-0 Iron|
|1967-68 - Sat 7 Oct||DIV 3||Iron 2-5 Walsall||Barton 2|
|1966-67 - Fri 24 Feb||DIV 3||Walsall 0-0 Iron|
|1966-67 - Sat 8 Oct||DIV 3||Walsall 2-0 Iron|
|1965-66 - Sat 21 May||DIV 3||Iron 4-2 Walsall||Sloan 2, Thomas, Bedford|
|1965-66 - Sat 8 Jan||DIV 3||Walsall 3-0 Iron|
|1964-65 - Tue 20 Oct||DIV 3||Walsall 1-2 Iron||Scott, Lawther|
|1964-65 - Tue 13 Oct||DIV 3||Iron 4-0 Walsall||Lawther 2, Scott, Hutton|
|1962-63 - Sat 20 Apr||DIV 2||Walsall 1-1 Iron||Wilson|
|1962-63 - Fri 30 Nov||DIV 2||Iron 2-0 Walsall||Brownsword, McPherson (og)|
|1961-62 - Sat 28 Apr||DIV 2||Walsall 4-1 Iron||McGuigan|
|1961-62 - Tue 6 Mar||DIV 2||Iron 2-1 Walsall||McGuigan, Hodgson|
Our full record against Walsall is as follows:
ONE TO WATCH…
Striker Andy Cook is Walsall’s top scorer this season with 12 goals in all competitions and has found the back of the net in each of his last three games.
The 28-year-old joined Walsall in the summer of 2018 from Tranmere Rovers where he was extremely prolific in his two seasons there, scoring 51 goals in 89 appearances.
Cook has always been a keen scorer, having scored 135 goals in 324 games throughout his career.
Before playing for Walsall and Tranmere, the frontman had spells with Barrow, Grimsby and Carlisle.
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