The Iron return to League One action with a home clash against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
Stuart McCall’s side enter the game buoyed by a 3-2 away victory at AFC Wimbledon last weekend, secured through goals from Josh Morris (2) and Ike Ugbo. It was our first league win since the opening day of the season at Coventry City.
Meanwhile, the Shrews picked up their first victory of the season, defeating Southend 2-0 at the New Meadow. Greg Docherty and Lee Angol scored the goals.
McCall says the Iron will wait on left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who has been tested by Manchester United’s medical staff this week after coming off with concussion during the first half of the victory at AFC Wimbledon. The mandatory 14 day rule for concussion no longer exists, with a series of assessments required now instead.
Rory McArdle has returned to training ahead of the fixture, after sitting out the last fortnight to allow the heel injury which has been troubling him since pre-season to heal.
The boss told the press there were concerns over the fitness of Ryan Colclough and Stephen Humphrys after both picked up knocks in training earlier in the week. Colclough returned to training on Thursday and it is hoped Humphrys will do so on Friday.
Jordan Clarke (hamstring) was set to return to full training on Friday, having trained lightly on Thursday, but Saturday's game may come too soon for him.
Clayton Lewis has suffered a groin strain and is out of contention for the next 7-10 days.
Long-term absentees Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (broken arm) continue to sit out.
LAST TIME OUT…
United were beaten 2-1 by Shrewsbury at Glanford Park in March, with the Shrews in play-off contention along with the Iron then. Josh Morris had given his side the lead through a wind-assisted free-kick.
Here’s the full record:
|SEASON / DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
|2017-18 - Sat 17 Mar||LG 1||Iron 1-2 Shrews||Morris|
|2017-18 - Sat 30 Sep||LG 1||Shrews 2-0 Iron|
|2016-17 - Sat 11 Feb||LG 1||Iron 0-1 Shrews|
|2016-17 - Tue 4 Oct||FLT GS||Iron 2-0 Shrews||Lancashire og, Margetts|
|2016-17 - Sat 17 Sep||LG 1||Shrews 0-1 Iron||Mirfin|
|2015-16 - Sat 12 Mar||LG 1||Shrews 2-2 Iron||Wootton, Madden|
|2015-16 - Sat 17 Oct||LG 1||Iron 2-1 Shrews||Laird, Madden|
|2012-13 - Sat 5 Jan||LG 1||Iron 0-0 Shrews|
|2012-13 - Sat 15 Sep||LG 1||Shrews 0-1 Iron||Clarke|
|2004-05 - Sat 7 May||DIV 3||Shrews 0-0 Iron|
|2004-05 - Sat 27 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Shrews||Beagrie, Hayes, Taylor|
|2003-04 - Sat 8 Nov||FAC R1||Iron 2-1 Shrews||Hayes 2|
|2003-04 - Tue 14 Oct||FLT R2||Iron 2-1 Shrews||Jackson, Kell|
|2002-03 - Sat 3 May||DIV 3||Shrews 1-2 Iron||Dalglish 2|
|2002-03 - Sat 28 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Shrews||Sparrow|
|2001-02 - Sat 2 Feb||DIV 3||Shrews 2-2 Iron||Jackson, Quailey|
|2001-02 - Sat 29 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Shrews||Thom, Carruthers, Quailey|
|2000-01 - Sat 14 Apr||DIV 3||Shrews 0-2 Iron||Torpey, Wilcox|
|2000-01 - Tue 24 Oct||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Shrews||Ipoua, Dawson|
|1998-99 - Sat 9 Jan||DIV 3||Iron 3-0 Shrews||Forrester, Eyre, Gayle|
|1998-99 - Sat 8 Aug||DIV 3||Shrews 2-1 Iron||Forrester|
|1997-98 - Sat 2 May||DIV 3||Shrews 0-2 Iron||Marshall, Forrester|
|1997-98 - Tue 21 Oct||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Shrews||Forrester|
|1996-97 - Tue 11 Feb||FLT R2||Shrews 2-1 Iron||Hope|
|1995-96 - Tue 12 Dec||FAC R2 R||Shrews 2-1 Iron||Paterson|
|1995-96 - Sat 2 Dec||FAC R2||Iron 1-1 Shrews||Eyre|
|1993-94 - Sat 30 Apr||DIV 3||Iron 1-4 Shrews||Juryeff|
|1993-94 - Sat 20 Nov||DIV 3||Shrews 0-0 Iron|
|1993-94 - Tue 24 Aug||LG CUP R1 L2||Iron 1-1 Shrews||Martin|
|1993-94 - Tue 17 Aug||LG CUP R1 L1||Shrews 1-0 Iron|
|1992-93 - Tue 26 Jan||DIV 3||Shrews 2-1 Iron||Helliwell|
|1992-93 - Sat 29 Aug||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Shrews||Alexander|
|1974-75 - Sat 15 Mar||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Shrews||Davidson|
|1974-75 - Sat 28 Sep||DIV 4||Shrews 5-0 Iron|
|1972-73 - Fri 30 Mar||DIV 3||Shrews 4-2 Iron||Kirk, Collier|
|1972-73 - Sat 25 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 1-0 Shrews||Fletcher|
|1967-68 - Sat 13 Apr||DIV 3||Shrews 4-0 Iron|
|1967-68 - Fri 17 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Shrews|
|1966-67 - Sat 4 Feb||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Shrews||Rusling 2|
|1966-67 - Sat 24 Sep||DIV 3||Shrews 4-3 Iron||Ash, Barton, Smith|
|1965-66 - Tue 28 Dec||DIV 3||Iron 1-4 Shrews||Bedford|
|1965-66 - Mon 27 Dec||DIV 3||Shrews 1-4 Iron||Bedford 3, Hutton|
|1964-65 - Sat 2 Jan||DIV 3||Shrews 3-2 Iron||Hutton, Scott|
|1964-65 - Fri 4 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 3-2 Shrews||Lawther, Sloan, Ratcliffe|
|1950-51 - Sat 16 Dec||DIV 3 (N)||Shrews 3-1 Iron||Gorin|
|1950-51 - Sat 19 Aug||DIV 3 (N)||Iron 0-0 Shrews|
Our full record against Shrewsbury is as follows:
ONE TO WATCH…
A goalscorer last week, Greg Docherty has netted twice in five starts since signing on a season-long loan from Scottish giants Rangers.
The young midfielder featured 14 times in the second-half of last season for the Ibrox-based side, but ‘Gers manager Steven Gerrard felt it was important to get him some game time south of the border.
Docherty joined Rangers in January 2018 from Hamilton Academical, where he had spent the previous 13 years, coming through the youth set-up, before playing over 100 games for the club.
A box-to-box midfielder, Docherty has been capped by Scotland Under-21s.
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Barnsley v Burton Albion
Blackpool v Luton Town
Bristol Rovers v Coventry City
Charlton Athletic v Plymouth Argyle
Doncaster Rovers v Bradford City
Gillingham v Peterborough United
Oxford United v Walsall
Portsmouth v Wycombe Wanderers
Southend United v Fleetwood Town
Sunderland v Rochdale