The Iron return to Sky Bet League One action this Saturday when they take on Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium (3pm kick-off)
Stuart McCall’s side will be looking to build on the second-half comeback against Oxford United a fortnight ago in their last league outing. Meanwhile, seven days ago the side managed to edge past Burton Albion to progress to the second round of the Emirates FA Cup following goals from James Perch and Lee Novak.
It was a much-changed side in midweek as the Iron were edged out of the Checkatrade Trophy at the hands of Mansfield Town.
Meanwhile, the Pirates ran out comfortable 3-0 away winners at Blackpool in their last league game 14 days ago, but were held to a stalemate by National League side Barnet in the FA Cup and will require a replay next week.
Despite already sealing their progression in the Checkatrade Trophy, Rovers were on the end of a 2-0 defeat at Exeter City in their latest game on Tuesday night.
The Iron made eight changes ahead of their Checkatrade Trophy encounter in midweek and are likely to largely revert back to the side that triumphed over Burton Albion last weekend.
Funso Ojo came through 90 minutes on his return from a hamstring injury and has had no reaction as a result, so comes into contention for the game, while Yasin Ben El-Mhanni will be in the manager's thought process after a goal and an assist on his Iron debut.
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was an unused substitute in midweek following his return from a hip flexor injury and will continue to push Lewis Butroid for the left-back spot, while Matthew Lund and Lee Novak have both trained this week following knocks last weekend. Charlie Goode has also recovered from a thigh problem.
Jordan Clarke faces at least six weeks on the sidelines with a ruptured tendon in his shoulder, while Levi Sutton will also sit out for the next four-to-six weeks after tearing his thigh in training.
Elsewhere, Josh Morris (jaw), Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) continue to miss out, while George Thomas is on international duty with Wales.
The Iron were last at the Memorial Stadium back in February when a last minute Ellis Harrison strike from close range denied the side of all three points following Duane Holmes' scrappy opener.
Previously, United had been beneficiaries of a late goal with Neal Bishop netting in the fourth minute of added time to snatch the victory at Glanford Park just over a year ago.
Scunthorpe have drawn their last three encounters at Bristol Rovers.
|2017-18 - Sat 24 Feb||LG 1||Bristol R 1-1 Iron||Holmes|
|2017-18 - Sat 11 Nov||LG 1||Iron 1-0 Bristol R||Bishop|
|2016-17 - Sat 25 Feb||LG 1||Bristol R 1-1 Iron||Lockyer (og)|
|2016-17 - Sat 6 Aug||LG 1||Iron 3-1 Bristol R||van Veen, Morris, Wootton|
|2013-14 - Tue 25 Feb||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Bristol R||Winnall|
|2013-14 - Sat 10 Aug||LG 1||Bristol R 0-0 Iron|
|2008-09 - Sat 14 Feb||LG 1||Iron 0-2 Bristol R|
|2008-09 - Fri 14 Nov||LG 1||Bristol R 1-2 Iron||McCann, Iriekpen|
|2004-05 - Sat 30 Apr||LG 2||Iron 4-0 Bristol R||Torpey 2, Hayes, Taylor|
|2004-05 - Sat 20 Nov||LG 2||Bristol R 0-3 Iron||Hayes 2, Torpey|
|2003-04 - Sat 10 Jan||DIV 3||Bristol R 1-0 Iron|
|2003-04 - Sat 9 Aug||DIV 3||Iron 1-2 Bristol R||Beagrie|
|2002-03 - Sat 18 Jan||DIV 3||Bristol R 2-1 Iron||Carruthers|
|2002-03 - Sat 31 Aug||DIV 3||Iron 2-2 Bristol R||Dawson, Carruthers|
|2001-02 - Sat 12 Jan||DIV 3||Bristol R 1-1 Iron||Calvo-Garcia|
|2001-02 - Sat 18 Aug||DIV 3||Iron 1-2 Bristol R||Quailey|
|1999-00 - Sat 12 Feb||DIV 2||Bristol R 1-1 Iron||Hope|
|1999-00 - Sat 4 Sep||DIV 2||Iron 0-2 Bristol R|
|1983-84 - Sat 25 Feb||DIV 3||Iron 2-2 Bristol R||Cammack, O'Berg|
|1983-84 - Sat 22 Oct||DIV 3||Bristol R 4-1 Iron||Pointon|
|1972-73 - Sat 7 Apr||DIV 3||Iron 0-2 Bristol R|
|1972-73 - Sat 2 Dec||DIV 3||Bristol R 5-1 Iron||Fletcher|
|1967-68 - Sat 10 Feb||DIV 3||Bristol R 4-0 Iron|
|1967-68 - Sat 30 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Bristol R||Sloan|
|1966-67 - Mon 24 Apr||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Bristol R||Barton 2, Coatsworth|
|1966-67 - Mon 24 Oct||DIV 3||Bristol R 1-1 Iron||Thomas|
|1965-66 - Tue 29 Mar||DIV 3||Bristol R 2-0 Iron|
|1965-66 - Sat 16 Oct||DIV 3||Iron 3-0 Bristol R||Goodwin, Barton, Bedford|
|1964-65 - Sat 20 Mar||DIV 3||Bristol R 2-0 Iron|
|1964-65 - Sat 7 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Bristol R||Lindsey|
|1961-62 - Mon 18 Sep||DIV 2||Bristol R 2-1 Iron||Thomas|
|1961-62 - Tue 5 Sep||DIV 2||Iron 2-1 Bristol R||Godfrey, Thomas|
|1960-61 - Sat 21 Jan||DIV 2||Bristol R 3-3 Iron||Thomas 2, Marriott|
|1960-61 - Sat 10 Sep||DIV 2||Iron 2-1 Bristol R||Thomas 2|
|1959-60 - Sat 5 Mar||DIV 2||Iron 3-4 Bristol R||Thomas 2, Donnelly|
|1959-60 - Sat 17 Oct||DIV 2||Bristol R 1-1 Iron||Donnelly|
|1958-59 - Sat 3 Jan||DIV 2||Iron 0-0 Bristol R|
|1958-59 - Sat 30 Aug||DIV 2||Bristol R 4-0 Iron|
Our full record against Bristol Rovers is as follows:
ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…
Fleetwood Town v Walsall (12noon)
Accrington Stanley v Barnsley
Burton Albion v Coventry City
Doncaster Rovers v AFC Wimbledon
Luton Town v Plymouth Argyle
Oxford United v Gillingham
Peterborough United v Bradford City
Shrewsbury Town v Rochdale
Southend United v Blackpool
Sunderland v Wycombe Wanderers