The Iron will be looking to get back to winning ways in Sky Bet League One when they make the long trip to face Southend United at Roots Hall on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).
Scunthorpe were edged out by the league leaders Portsmouth at Glanford Park at the weekend and, despite Lee Novak's eighth goal of the season and second half pressure on the visitors, Pompey held out for a slender 2-1 victory.
The Shrimpers also come into the fixture on the back of a 2-1 defeat as they let a 1-0 lead slip to lose at AFC Wimbledon.
United manager Stuart McCall is set to be without Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Funso Ojo, with both withdrawn against Portsmouth on Saturday. The Manchester United loanee came off at half time with an ankle injury, while the Belgian was withdrawn early in the game following a recurrance of his hamstring injury.
Josh Morris made the bench at the weekend as he edges back from a fractured jaw sustained against Peterborough United six weeks ago, while McCall also confirmed that two further players would miss out on the trip after sustaining injuries in the build-up to the game.
Elsewhere, Matt Gilks (knee), Rory Watson (arm), Levi Sutton (thigh) and Jordan Clarke (shoulder) continue to miss out, while Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season.
Last season, the Iron lost 3-2 against Southend United at Roots Hall, despite leading 1-0 early in the game through now-Shrimper Tom Hopper. Scunthorpe went 2-1 down, with Kevin van Veen scoring the equaliser before a last-gasp winner from the hosts.
Meanwhile in the reverse fixture at Glanford Park, it was the Iron who won 3-1 with goals from van Veen, Conor Townsend and an own goal from Michael Turner, who would incidentally score the last minute winner at Roots Hall just over a month later.
|SEASON - DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
|2017-18 - Sat 27 Jan||LG 1||Southend 3-2 Iron||Hopper, van Veen|
|2017-18 - Sat 23 Dec||LG 1||Iron 3-1 Southend||van Veen, Townsend, Turner (og)|
|2016-17 - Sat 4 Feb||LG 1||Southend 3-1 Iron||Wallace|
|2016-17 - Sat 10 Sep||LG 1||Iron 4-0 Southend||Madden, van Veen, Morris, Smallwood|
|2015-16 - Sat 13 Feb||LG 1||Iron 1-0 Southend||Madden|
|2015-16 - Sat 7 Nov||FAC R1||Iron 2-1 Southend||Madden 2|
|2015-16 - Sat 26 Sep||LG 1||Southend 2-1 Iron||McSheffrey|
|2013-14 - Tue 11 Mar||LG 1||Iron 2-2 Southend||Sparrow, Winnall|
|2013-14 - Fri 13 Sep||LG 1||Southend 0-1 Iron||Iwelumo|
|2008-09 - Tue 24 Feb||LG 1||Southend 2-0 Iron|
|2008-09 - Tue 21 Oct||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Southend||Hayes|
|2005-06 - Fri 10 Mar||LG 1||Southend 3-0 Iron|
|2005-06 - Fri 26 Aug||LG 1||Iron 1-0 Southend||Baraclough|
|2004-05 - Fri 11 Feb||LG 2||Southend 0-0 Iron|
|2004-05 - Tue 19 Oct||LG 2||Iron 3-2 Southend||Torpey, Hayes, Crosby|
|2003-04 - Fri 2 Apr||DIV 3||Southend 4-2 Iron||Sparrow, Torpey|
|2003-04 - Sat 27 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Southend||MacLean|
|2002-03 - Sat 25 Jan||DIV 3||Iron 4-1 Southend||Carruthers, Kilford, Calvo-Garcia, Hayes|
|2002-03 - Sun 29 Dec||DIV 3||Southend 1-2 Iron||Carruthers, Torpey|
|2001-02 - Sat 23 Mar||DIV 3||Southend 2-0 Iron|
|2001-02 - Tue 23 Oct||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Southend||Carruthers, Beagrie|
|2000-01 - Sat 24 Feb||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Southend||Berry|
|2000-01 - Sat 23 Sep||DIV 3||Southend 1-0 Iron|
|1998-99 - Mon 5 Apr||DIV 3||Southend 0-1 Iron||Sheldon|
|1998-99 - Sat 10 Oct||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Southend||Calvo-Garcia|
|1989-90 - Fri 16 Feb||DIV 4||Southend 0-0 Iron|
|1989-90 - Sat 2 Dec||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Southend||Ward|
|1986-87 - Sat 11 Apr||DIV 4||Iron 3-0 Southend||Broddle, Johnson 2|
|1986-87 - Tue 4 Nov||DIV 4||Southend 3-1 Iron||Johnson|
|1985-86 - Fri 24 Jan||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Southend||Hill, Broddle|
|1985-86 - Sat 14 Sep||DIV 4||Southend 2-1 Iron||Cammack|
|1984-85 - Fri 8 Mar||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Southend||Cammack, Graham|
|1984-85 - Fri 19 Oct||DIV 4||Southend 1-1 Iron||Cowling|
|1983-84 - Fri 3 Feb||DIV 3||Southend 0-0 Iron|
|1983-84 - Fri 30 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 1-6 Southend||Holden|
|1980-81 - Sun 22 Mar||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Southend||Pilling, Green|
|1980-81 - Fri 17 Oct||DIV 4||Southend 2-0 Iron|
|1977-78 - Fri 3 Feb||DIV 4||Southend 2-0 Iron|
|1977-78 - Sat 10 Sep||DIV 4||Iron 1-2 Southend||Lumby|
|1976-77 - Sat 5 Mar||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Southend||Lumby|
|1976-77 - Fri 24 Sep||DIV 4||Southend 1-1 Iron||Keeley|
|1972-73 - Sat 4 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Southend|
|1972-73 - Mon 25 Sep||DIV 3||Southend 1-0 Iron|
|1971-72 - Tue 25 Apr||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Southend||Kirk|
|1971-72 - Mon 30 Aug||DIV 4||Southend 2-3 Iron||Davidson 2, Fletcher|
|1970-71 - Fri 18 Dec||DIV 4||Southend 2-2 Iron||Davidson, Kirk|
|1970-71 - Sat 22 Aug||DIV 4||Iron 3-0 Southend||Kerr, Foxton, Heath|
|1969-70 - Tue 7 Oct||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Southend||Rusling, Cassidy|
|1969-70 - Fri 15 Aug||DIV 4||Southend 3-0 Iron|
|1968-69 - Mon 12 May||DIV 4||Iron 4-1 Southend||Cassidy 2, Rusling 2|
|1968-69 - Mon 17 Mar||DIV 4||Southend 0-3 Iron||Heath, Haydock (og), Cassidy|
|1965-66 - Fri 13 May||DIV 4||Southend 0-1 Iron||Sloan|
|1965-66 - Sat 30 Apr||DIV 4||Iron 0-0 Southend|
|1964-65 - Sat 23 Jan||DIV 4||Southend 0-1 Iron||Thomas|
|1964-65 - Fri 18 Sep||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Southend||Sloan, Lawther|
Our full record against Southend is as follows:
ONES TO WATCH…
Forward Simon Cox has eight goals to his name in all competitions this season. After beginning his career with Reading, he's been at a further eight clubs before arriving at Roots Hall in July 2016.
The 31-year-old was once subjects of £200,000, £1.5m and £2m transfers in his career and has 34 goals for Southend since joining the club.
Sam Mantom is also in line to make his first appearance against the Iron since being released in the summer. The midfielder has been a near ever present in the side, making 21 appearances in all competitions this season. He's recently scored his first goal for the club in a 6-2 FA Cup win over Crawley Town.
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