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Preview: Wolves Under-21s (H)

4 September 2018

Manager Stuart McCall brings his side back to Glanford Park as he's in the home dugout for the first time in the Iron's Checkatrade Trophy Group Stage encounter against Wolves' Under-21s.

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4 September 2018

The Iron head into the game following the 1-1 draw at the Wham Stadium against Accrington Stanley at the weekend in what was McCall's first game in charge.

Wolves' second string last played in the Premier League 2 competition on Friday, running out 3-1 winners at Norwich City.

TEAM NEWS…

Iron manager Stuart McCall has confirmed he has up to four players missing from the encounter through knocks and injuries.

However, he expects the quartet, of whom he didn't totally rule out of the game, to be fit and available for Saturday.

Jak Alnwick and Ike Ugbo, who both signed on loan from Rangers and Chelsea respectively, made their debuts at the weekend, but only goalkeeper Alnwick is available for selection this evening. Ugbo is cuptied having featured for Chelsea's Under-21s in their opening group stage win over Swindon Town, in which the forward netted once.

Meanwhile, McCall confirmed Lee Novak (dead leg) and Ryan Colclough both picked up knocks at the weekend in his post-match press conference, although the latter is fine and in contention to start.

Only long-term absentees Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (broken arm) are confirmed to be missing from the squad through injury, while Leicester City loanee George Thomas is away on international duty with Wales' Under-21s.

ELSEWHERE IN THE CHECKATRADE TROPHY ON TUESDAY…

NORTH
Carlisle United v Morecambe
Sunderland v Stoke City U21s
Rochdale v Bury
Macclesfield Town v Blackpool
Tranmere Rovers v Crewe Alexandra
Burton Albion v Walsall
Oldham Athletic v Barnsley
Doncaster Rovers v Newcastle United
Grimsby Town v Notts County
Lincoln City v Mansfield Town

SOUTH
Crawley Town v Tottenham Hotspur U21s
Portsmouth v Gillingham
Colchester United v Southampton U21s
Southend United v Cambridge United
Yeovil Town v Exeter City
Forest Green Rovers v Cheltenham Town
Northampton Town v Wycombe Wanderers
Oxford United v Fulham U21s
Charlton Athletic v AFC Wimbledon
Luton Town v Brighton & Hove Albion U21s
Milton Keynes Dons v Peterborough United

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Report: Iron 0-0 Wolves U21s (4-2 on pens)

4 September 2018

The 2018/19 Checkatrade Trophy got underway as the Iron hosted Wolverhampton Wanderers U21’s in a 0-0 draw after ninety minutes in the first round of fixtures at Glanford Park.

With the scoreline finishing level, the tie was settled on penalties as Scunthorpe came out on top winning 4-2 on spot-kicks to earn two points in total after both teams earnt one following the full-time whistle. 

Stuart McCall made six changes from the team that drew with Accrington at the weekend with Jonathan Flatt, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, James Horsfield, Andy Dales, Charlie Goode and Ryan Colclough all coming into the side. Jak Alnwick, James Perch, Funso Ojo, Lee Novak, Rory McArdle and George Thomas all made way.

The Iron got the ball rolling and had the first chance of the game inside five minutes when Colclough played Josh Morris in down the left flank. The winger unleashed a shot after he cut into the box, but his effort was blocked and cleared away from danger. 

Moments later, and the away side had their first opportunity of the game when Ryan Giles sprinted down the left-hand side before he fired his shot over the bar, untroubling Flatt in the Scunthorpe goal. 

Sadou Diallo and Oskar Buur then linked up well in the attacking third before the latter spread the ball to Andrew Harris-Sealey, who couldn’t keep his shot down and blazed over the top of the crossbar.

11 minutes in and United looked to apply pressure on the visitors with the first shot on target. Colclough picked up possession inside the area on the left before he struck a well hit shot that was gathered smartly by Will Norris in the Wolves goal. 

After 17 minutes, Wolves had a wonderful chance to take the lead when Giles whipped in a teasing cross from the left but neither Benny Ashley-Seal or Harris-Sealey could get on the end of it and danger was averted. 

Two corners in quick succession on the 20th minute mark then provided chances for the Iron. First, a short corner worked its way to Morris on the edge of the area, who struck a shot that the goalkeeper parried away before the resulting set-piece was cleared only as far as Horsfield, but he fired wide of the target.  

Scunthorpe continued to look dangerous from a dead ball situation when Morris hit a free-kick from the edge of the area in the 32nd minute that was well struck, but Norris comfortably held onto the ball.  

Ashley-Seal then had a shot blocked for the away side when he picked up the ball before he cut it back onto his left-foot, but Dales did well to get his body in the way of the strike that was heading on target. 

That proved to be the last attack of the half as the teams entered the break goalless with both sides cancelling each other out. 

Following the break, the visitors looked to mount pressure. Niall Ennis gained possession in the centre of the pitch before he drove towards the penalty area and shot but his effort on goal was caught by Flatt.  

Shortly after, Ashley-Seal got hold of the ball again before he released a low shot on target that was brilliantly saved by Flatt who spread himself well to narrow the angle and block. The rebound then fell to Ennis but Cameron Burgess got in the way to avert the shot away from goal.

United then attacked themselves. Matthew Lund sent a cross in towards Colclough, but it was well defended by the Wolves back-line. The consequent corner was whipped in and found Stephen Humphrys who controlled the ball but couldn’t find the target in the 60th minute. 

After 62 minutes, Flatt was required again as Giles sent a ball into the box from the left that swung in towards goal, but the goalkeeper palmed it away with the follow-up effort from Harris-Searley also well saved after a deflection could have steered the ball into another path.

On the 73rd minute mark, Giles received the ball on the left and controlled before he drilled his effort low towards the far post that beat Flatt, but Burgess was there on the line to clear the ball away to stop a certain goal. 

As the match entered the last ten minutes, the game opened up with a chance for either side in a matter of minutes. First, the Iron won a free-kick midway inside the opposition half which George Hornshaw delivered into the area with Burgess winning the flick-on before Norris punched clear. 

Wolves then broke quickly on the counter attack through Harris-Searley who carried the ball towards goal and unleashed a powerful left-footed shot, but his effort flew over the crossbar. 

Charlie Goode then nearly broke the deadlock from a United corner in the 88th minute when Hornshaw crossed to the far post. The central defender rose highest, but the keeper was equal to the header and impressively tipped the ball over the crossbar. 

Neither side could find the winning goal as both teams earned a point at Glanford Park, but the Iron settled the tie on penalties, coming out as eventual winners 4-2 to win the extra bonus point.  

TEAM LINE-UPS:
Scunthorpe United: Flatt, Clarke (Perch, 45), Borthwick-Jackson, Lund, Horsfield, Humphrys (Wootton, 73), Morris (Hornshaw, 75), Dales, Goode, Burgess, Colclough.
Substitutes not used: Alnwick, Lewis, Butroid.

Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s: Norris, Giles, Ashley-Seal, Goncalves, Buur, Diallo, Ennis, John, Kilman, Molberg, Harris-Sealey (Alves, 87).
Substitutes not used: Beasley, Crabtree, Perry, Samuels, O’Sulivan, Thompson.

Referee: Thomas Bramall.

Attendance: 874.

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Iron v Wolves U21s Checkatrade Trophy tickets on sale now

4 September 2018

The Iron will face Wolverhampton Wanderers' Under-21s at Glanford Park in the Checkatrade Trophy group stages on Tuesday, 4th September (7.45pm kick-off).

Tickets are on sale now for the game, while Iron fans using Turnstiles 2A and 2B of the Britcon Stand and 4A of the Clugston Stand are able to pay on the gate.

Prices are as follows:

CATEGORY ADULTS CONCESSIONS
(65+/Student/Under-21) 
UNDER-18
Seating  £10  £5  £2 
Standing  £8  £4  £2 
Executive Seats £15  £10  £7 

12th Man member's seats will be reserved for the game.

You can purchase tickets in person at the Glanford Park ticket office, by calling 01724 747670 or through visiting www.sufctickets.com.

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