The Iron play the first of four home games this month when Leyton Orient visit on Saturday (1pm kick-off).
Tuesday night's 5-2 away victory at Harrogate Town made it three wins in succession on the road, and the focus for Neil Cox's side is to now transfer that form to the Sands Venue Stadium.
Without a win on home turf since the 1-0 success over Carlisle United in late September, Cox will be hoping to start a busy month on home turf in the right manner.
The midweek victory took United up to 19th in the division and with the matches coming thick and fast this December, there's a real chance to climb the table if Scunthorpe can get a run of form together.
We take on a confident O's side, who have won their last three matches and sit sixth in the table under the management of Ross Embleton.
Last weekend saw a 3-2 away win at Port Vale, with top scorer Danny Johnson (he has 12 goals to his name), Conor Wilkinson and James Brophy getting the goals.
Prior to that, they had won their last two home matches. Dan Happe finished from close range to hand them victory over Bradford City last Tuesday night, while a hat-trick from Johnson gave them a comprehensive 3-0 home win over Harrogate Town a fortnight ago.
Recent squad additions include West Ham centre-back Olatunji Akinola, who joined on loan until the end of the season, in October.
Topping the appearance tables at the time of writing were midfielders James Brophy and Ousseynou Cisse, and goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux - all with 15 apiece.
The Iron are set to be without defender Junior Brown for four-to-five weeks as he recovers from a torn thigh muscle.
He missed out on the midweek win at Harrogate Town, with Mason O'Malley coming back into the side.
Kevin van Veen will undergo a late fitness test ahead of the game as he stepped up training towards the end of the week, but manager Neil Cox stated he won't be risked if he's not fully fit.
Elsewhere, Jake Taylor returned to the squad in midweek following his two-week period of isolation and came off the bench with 15 minutes to go, Harry Jessop will miss two months of action with a shoulder injury and Frank Vincent remains at parent club Bournemouth as he recovers from his long-term lay-off.
United last faced the O's in November 2019, with Alex Gilliead and Lee Novak scoring spectacular goals in a 2-0 win at the Matchroom Stadium.
This fixture dates back to over 60 years ago, where the two sides met for the first time on September 13th, 1958, with the match finishing 2-1 to Orient.
However, it’s the Iron who edge the head-to-head record, having won 21 of the 56 match-ups between them. Across the 56, Orient have emerged winners 16 times, with 20 of the clashes ending in a draw.
|2019-20 - Sat Nov 16||LG 2||Orient 0-2 Iron||Gilliead, Novak|
|2015-16 - Tue Dec 15||FACR2 R||Iron 3-0 Orient||Mvoto og, King, Adelakun|
|2015-16 - Sat Dec 5||FACR2||Orient 0-0 Iron|
|2014-15 - Sat Jan 31||LG 1||Orient 1-4 Iron||O'Neil, McSheffrey, Hopper 2|
|2014-15 - Sat Sep 20||LG 1||Iron 1-2 Orient||Sparrow|
|2012-13 - Fri Mar 29||LG 1||Iron 2-1 Orient||Sodje, Canavan|
|2012-13 - Sat Dec 15||LG 1||Orient 1-3 Iron||Ribeiro, Hawley, Mozika|
|2011-12 - Sat Feb 18||LG 1||Orient 1-3 Iron||Walker, Barcham, Parkin|
|2011-12 - Sat Oct 8||LG 1||Iron 2-3 Orient||Barcham 2|
|2008-09 - Sat Jan 24||LG 1||Iron 2-1 Orient||Hayes, Thompson|
|2008-09 - Sat Oct 4||LG 1||Orient 2-2 Iron||Iriekpen, Hayes|
|2006-07 - Sat Mar 24||LG 1||Orient 2-2 Iron||MacKenzie, Sharp|
|2006-07 - Sat Oct 28||LG 1||Iron 3-1 Orient||Sharp 2, Sparrow|
|2004-05 - Sat Feb 19||LG 2||Iron 1-0 Orient||Keogh|
|2004-05 - Sat Oct 30||LG 2||Orient 1-1 Iron||Torpey|
|2003-04 - Sat Mar 27||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Orient||Sparrow|
|2003-04 - Sat Sep 20||DIV 3||Orient 1-1 Iron||Kell|
|2002-03 - Sat Jan 11||DIV 3||Iron 2-1 Orient||Sparrow, Kilford|
|2002-03 - Sat Aug 17||DIV 3||Orient 2-0 Iron|
|2001-02 - Mon Apr 1||DIV 3||Orient 0-0 Iron|
|2001-02 - Sat Nov 3||DIV 3||Iron 4-1 Orient||Torpey 2, Hodges, Beagrie|
|2000-01 - Tue Feb 20||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Orient||Hodges|
|2000-01 - Tue Sep 12||DIV 3||Orient 1-1 Iron||Hodges|
|1998-99 - Sat May 29||DIV 3 PO F||Iron 1-0 Orient||Garcia|
|1998-99 - Sat Mar 20||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Orient||Garcia, Forrester|
|1998-99 - Sat Oct 31||DIV 3||Orient 1-0 Iron|
|1997-98 - Tue Apr 21||DIV 3||Orient 1-0 Iron|
|1997-98 - Sat Aug 16||DIV 3||Iron 1-0 Orient||Forrester|
|1996-97 - Sat Mar 29||DIV 3||Iron 1-2 Orient||Forrester|
|1996-97 - Sat Aug 17||DIV 3||Orient 0-1 Iron||Clarkson|
|1995-96 - Mon Apr 8||DIV 3||Orient 0-0 Iron|
|1995-96 - Sat Oct 21||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Orient||Hope, Paterson|
|1988-89 - Sat May 13||DIV 4||Orient 4-1 Iron||Taylor|
|1988-89 - Sat Nov 12||DIV 4||Iron 2-2 Orient||Daws 2|
|1987-88 - Sat Feb 13||DIV 4||Iron 3-2 Orient||Harle 2, Shearer|
|1987-88 - Mon Dec 28||DIV 4||Orient 1-1 Iron||Harle|
|1986-87 - Tue Feb 10||DIV 4||Iron 0-2 Orient|
|1986-87 - Sat Sep 13||DIV 4||Orient 3-1 Iron||Birch|
|1985-86 - Sat Mar 8||DIV 4||Iron 2-2 Orient||Whitehead, Cammack|
|1985-86 - Sat Oct 5||DIV 4||Orient 3-0 Iron|
|1983-84 - Tue May 1||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Orient||Graham 2, Parkinson|
|1983-84 - Fri Sep 9||DIV 3||Orient 1-0 Iron|
|1967-68 - Sat Mar 16||DIV 3||Orient 2-1 Iron||Heath|
|1967-68 - Sat Oct 21||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Orient||Foxon|
|1966-67 - Fri Dec 30||DIV 3||Iron 2-2 Orient||Sloan, Barton|
|1966-67 - Sat Aug 27||DIV 3||Orient 3-1 Iron||Ash|
|1963-64 - Sat Mar 14||DIV 2||Orient 2-2 Iron||Wilson, Mason|
|1963-64 - Tue Oct 1||DIV 2||Iron 0-0 Orient|
|1961-62 - Sat Apr 14||DIV 2||Orient 0-1 Iron|
|1961-62 - Fri Nov 24||DIV 2||Iron 0-2 Orient|
|1960-61 - Sat Dec 31||DIV 2||Orient 2-1 Iron||Bonson|
|1960-61 - Sat Aug 27||DIV 2||Iron 2-2 Orient||Thomas 2|
|1959-60 - Sat Apr 16||DIV 2||Iron 2-1 Orient||Bakes, Brownsword|
|1959-60 - Sat Dec 12||DIV 2||Orient 1-1 Iron||Haigh|
|1958-59 - Sat Jan 31||DIV 2||Iron 2-0 Orient||Harburn, Waldock|
|1958-59 - Sat Sep 13||DIV 2||Orient 2-1 Iron||Waldock|
|SCUNTHORPE WINS||DRAWS||ORIENT WINS|
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