The Iron return to league action on Tuesday evening as they travel to the Abbey Stadium to face Cambridge United in Sky Bet League Two (7.45pm kick-off).
The Iron come into the encounter having picked up their first point of the season at the Sands Venue Stadium on Saturday. Scunthorpe came from 1-0 down to take a 2-1 lead against Crawley Town before being pegged back to 2-2. Goalkeeper Rory Watson was named man of the match after he saved a late penalty from the visitors to deny the Red Devils a victory.
Meanwhile, the Us come into the game unbeaten so far this season with one win and two draws to their name in the league, coupled with progression in the Carabao Cup. Most recently, Cambridge came from 1-0 down at half-time to beat Colchester United 2-1 away from home at the weekend.
Iron boss Paul Hurst confirmed to the press ahead of the game that the game will come too soon for forward Ryan Colclough as he recovers from a slight groin injury which also put him out of action at the weekend.
United will welcome back James Perch to the side after he served the last of his three-game league ban which hung over him from last season, while Jordan Clarke is also in contention for the match after training following a quad injury.
Clayton Lewis (thigh), fresh from being called up for New Zealand Under-23s, has resumed partial training, but is still some way off being ready for first team action.
Elsewhere, Andy Dales (hamstring), Levi Sutton (knee ligaments) and Lewis Butroid (ankle) are out of contention due to injuries picked up in pre-season.
Cambridge United manager Colin Calderwood, in the build-up to the game, said: "Things that we wanted to tick off in August was our first goal, first point, first clean sheet and first win and now we have to look to get our first home win after our first away win and back it up. We want to be greedy in that respect and be better.
"I think everyone has put their foot forward and we're going to have to utilise our bench. (On Saturday), we weren't as bright, we had the wrong mix on the pitch on occasions and we faded away from the game plan that we worked on, but somehow we managed to get three points from nowhere really so we move onto this week."
The last time that the two sides met was back in November 2016 in the EFL Trophy. Both teams had already progressed out of the group stage following their first two games, with the encounter determining who would finish top and gain the second round home tie.
It was Scunthorpe who emerged victorious and topped the group with a perfect record, with goals from Luke Williams and Hakeeb Adelakun sealing the win.
The last league meeting came over 14 years ago, in April 2005, when the Iron gained all three points en route to promotion from League Two. The scoreline finished 4-0 at Glanford Park with goals from Richard Kell, Andy Crosby and a brace from Cleveland Taylor.
|SEASON - DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
|2016-17 - Tue Nov 8||FLT GS||Cambridge 0-2 Iron||Williams, Adelakun|
|2004-05 - Sat Apr 16||LG 2||Iron 4-0 Cambridge||Kell, Crosby, Taylor 2|
|2004-05 - Tue Dec 7||LG 2||Cambridge 1-2 Iron||Torpey, Taylor|
|2003-04 - Sat May 1||DIV 3||Cambridge 3-2 Iron||Beagrie, Torpey|
|2003-04 - Sat Nov 22||DIV 3||Iron 4-0 Cambridge||Hayes, MacLean 3|
|2002-03 - Sat Mar 29||DIV 3||Cambridge 1-1 Iron||Hayes|
|2002-03 - Sat Oct 12||DIV 3||Iron 1-2 Cambridge||Sparrow|
|1999-00 - Sat Mar 11||DIV 2||Iron 0-3 Cambridge|
|1999-00 - Tue Nov 2||DIV 2||Cambridge 1-3 Iron||Hope, Harsley, Hodges|
|1998-99 - Sat Feb 13||DIV 3||Cambridge 0-0 Iron|
|1998-99 - Tue Sep 8||DIV 3||Iron 3-2 Cambridge||Forrester 2, Logan|
|1997-98 - Sat Mar 14||DIV 3||Cambridge 2-2 Iron||Forrester, Stamp|
|1997-98 - Tue Nov 4||DIV 3||Iron 3-3 Cambridge||Forrester, Eyre, D'Auria|
|1996-97 - Tue Feb 25||DIV 3||Cambridge 0-2 Iron||Eyre, Housham|
|1996-97 - Tue Sep 10||DIV 3||Iron 3-2 Cambridge||McFarlane, Clarkson, Wilson|
|1995-96 - Sat Jan 20||DIV 3||Cambridge 1-2 Iron||Wilson, McFarlane|
|1995-96 - Sat Aug 12||DIV 3||Iron 1-2 Cambridge||Eyre|
|1989-90 - Sat Apr 7||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Cambridge||Taylor|
|1989-90 - Sat Oct 28||DIV 4||Cambridge 5-3 Iron||Marshall, Daws, Hamilton|
|1988-89 - Sat Feb 25||DIV 4||Cambridge 0-3 Iron||Taylor, Flounders, Daws|
|1988-89 - Sat Oct 15||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Cambridge||Taylor|
|1987-88 - Sat Jan 2||DIV 4||Iron 3-2 Cambridge||Hill, Taylor, Daws|
|1987-88 - Sat Sep 12||DIV 4||Cambridge 3-3 Iron||Flounders 2, Harle|
|1986-87 - Sat Feb 28||DIV 4||Cambridge 1-0 Iron|
|1986-87 - Tue Sep 30||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Cambridge||Broddle|
|1985-86 - Sat Mar 15||DIV 4||Cambridge 0-1 Iron||Cammack|
|1985-86 - Fri Oct 11||DIV 4||Iron 0-0 Cambridge|
|1976-77 - Sat Mar 26||DIV 4||Iron 0-2 Cambridge|
|1976-77 - Fri Oct 15||DIV 4||Cambridge 1-0 Iron|
|1975-76 - Sat Feb 7||DIV 4||Cambridge 2-2 Iron||Keeley, Davidson|
|1975-76 - Tue Nov 4||DIV 4||Iron 0-1 Cambridge|
|1974-75 - Sat Apr 19||DIV 4||Cambridge 2-0 Iron|
|1974-75 - Sat Oct 12||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Cambridge||Warnock, Keeley|
|1971-72 - Sat Apr 29||DIV 4||Cambridge 2-0 Iron|
|1971-72 - Tue Apr 11||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Cambridge||Fletcher 2|
|1970-71 - Sat Mar 27||DIV 4||Cambridge 1-1 Iron||Keegan|
|1970-71 - Sat Sep 5||DIV 4||Iron 0-0 Cambridge|
|SCUNTHORPE WINS||DRAWS||CAMBRIDGE WINS|
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