The Iron are back on the road for their second away league game of the season on Saturday when they travel to face Tranmere Rovers (3pm kick-off).
Neil Cox searches for his first away win as Scunthorpe United manager to back up his first home success a week ago in the narrow 1-0 victory over Carlisle United.
Tranmere are still looking for their first victory after taking two points from a possible nine.
The Whites come into the game on the back of their first win of the season in all competitions, as they overhauled Liverpool's Under-21s after coming from a goal down and netting a 90th minute winner.
In the season so far, the side were edged out 8-7 on penalties by EFL newcomers Harrogate Town in the Carabao Cup following a 1-1 over 90 minutes, while they also lost 4-3 on penalties three days later in the EFL Trophy away at Port Vale after a goalless draw.
In Sky Bet League Two, they've drawn against Mansfield Town and Cambridge United 0-0 away from home, with their only home game in the league coming against Cheltenham Town. The Robins won that match 3-0.
Amongst the Tranmere squad, albeit on the bench so far this season in the league, is former Iron goalkeeper Joe Murphy, now 39-years-old.
He's just one piece of business by Rovers, who also added Kaiyne Woolery and Liam Feeney to their ranks in September. Prior to that, Calum MacDonald, Paul Lewis, Lee O'Connor, James Vaughan, Otis Khan and Jay Spearing all joined.
Jake Caprice and Paul Mullin were the two to depart during the same time frame.
Jake Taylor was added to the Iron squad on Thursday, joining on loan from Nottingham Forest. The midfielder goes straight into contention for this weekend's game.
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan returned to training on Thursday following a groin problem which saw him sidelined last weekend, while Jordan Clarke's thigh worry isn't as bad as first feared, although he is likely to sit out this fixture.
Harrison McGahey (hamstring) still has about four weeks on the sidelines after coming off at half-time against Crawley Town, while Kevin van Veen (knee) also continues his rehabilitation three weeks after his operation.
The positives from Tuesday's EFL Trophy match against Manchester City Under-21s saw John McAtee get 90 minutes in his return from self-isolation, while Jai Rowe and Emmanual Onariase both got 45 minutes as they stepped up their returns from injuries.
It's been almost eight years since the last meeting between the two sides, with the Iron edged out at Prenton Park following a single goal decider.
The teams had met just two months earlier at Scunthorpe's home, with Karl Hawley's goal not enough to get any points on the day.
United last took three points in this fixture in October 2011 with Shane Duffy, Bobby Grant (two) and Chris Dagnall netting in the 4-2 home win.
You have to go back to April 2007 for the last time the Iron took all three points at Tranmere, with an own goal and a Billy Sharp strike sealing a 2-0 win en route to promotion from League One.
|SEASON - DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
|2012-13 - Sat Dec 29||LG 1||Tranmere 1-0 Iron|
|2012-13 - Tue Oct 2||LG 1||Iron 1-3 Tranmere||Hawley|
|2011-12 - Sat May 5||LG 1||Tranmere 1-1 Iron||Thompson|
|2011-12 - Sat Oct 29||LG 1||Iron 4-2 Tranmere||Duffy, Grant 2, Dagnall|
|2008-09 - Sat May 2||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Tranmere||Byrne|
|2008-09 - Tue Dec 16||FLT Area QF||Iron 2-1 Tranmere||May, Hayes|
|2008-09 - Tue Nov 25||LG 1||Tranmere 2-0 Iron|
|2006-07 - Sat Apr 21||LG 1||Tranmere 0-2 Iron||Ward og, Sharp|
|2006-07 - Tue Dec 5||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Tranmere||Keogh|
|2005-06 - Sat Nov 19||LG 1||Iron 1-2 Tranmere||Sharp|
|2005-06 - Fri Oct 7||LG 1||Tranmere 0-2 Iron||Keogh, Sharp|
|2005-06 - Tue Aug 23||FLC R1||Iron 2-1 Tranmere||Ryan, Hinds|
|1990-91 - Sat Dec 8||FAC R2||Iron 3-2 Tranmere||Ward, Lillis, Flounders|
|1988-89 - Fri Apr 7||DIV 4||Tranmere 2-1 Iron||Daws|
|1988-89 - Sat Dec 31||DIV 4||Iron 0-1 Tranmere|
|1987-88 - Sat Feb 20||DIV 4||Tranmere 1-3 Iron||Flounders 2, Lister|
|1987-88 - Sat Aug 15||DIV 4||Iron 3-0 Tranmere||Russell, Flounders 2|
|1986-87 - Sat Jan 31||DIV 4||Iron 6-0 Tranmere||Hunter, Lister, De Mange, Johnson, Broddle 2|
|1986-87 - Tue Oct 21||DIV 4||Tranmere 1-0 Iron|
|1985-86 - Fri Jan 31||DIV 4||Tranmere 2-1 Iron||Hawley|
|1985-86 - Fri Sep 6||DIV 4||Iron 0-1 Tranmere|
|1984-85 - Tue Apr 9||DIV 4||Iron 5-2 Tranmere||Brolly 2, Cammack 2, Broddle|
|1984-85 - Tue Jan 1||DIV 4||Tranmere 2-0 Iron|
|1982-83 - Sat Mar 5||DIV 4||Tranmere 0-4 Iron||Leman, Cammack 2, Parkinson|
|1982-83 - Sat Oct 23||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Tranmere||Baines, Cowling|
|1981-82 - Sat Jan 30||DIV 4||Tranmere 0-1 Iron||Green|
|1981-82 - Sat Sep 19||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Tranmere||Cowling, Moss|
|1980-81 - Fri Apr 24||DIV 4||Tranmere 1-2 Iron||Pilling, Stewart|
|1980-81 - Sat Dec 20||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Tranmere||Lambert, Stewart|
|1979-80 - Sat Mar 8||DIV 4||Iron 2-2 Tranmere||Pilling, Cammack|
|1979-80 - Fri Oct 26||DIV 4||Tranmere 1-2 Iron||Green, Pilling|
|1975-76 - Tue Feb 24||DIV 4||Iron 2-2 Tranmere||Wiggington, O'Connor|
|1975-76 - Mon Sep 22||DIV 4||Tranmere 2-1 Iron||Money|
|1972-73 - Sat Dec 30||DIV 4||Iron 1-5 Tranmere||Fletcher|
|1972-73 - Fri Aug 18||DIV 4||Tranmere 2-1 Iron||Kirk|
|1970-71 - Mon Nov 30||FAC R1 Rep 2||Tranmere 0-1 Iron||Rusling|
|1970-71 - Tue Nov 24||FAC R1 Rep 1||Iron 0-0 Tranmere|
|1970-71 - Sat Nov 21||FAC R1||Tranmere 1-1 Iron||Woolmer|
|1967-68 - Fri Mar 22||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Tranmere||Colquhoun|
|1967-68 - Fri Oct 27||DIV 4||Tranmere 2-0 Iron|
|1957-58 - Thu Sep 5||DIV 3N||Iron 1-0 Tranmere||Fletcher|
|1957-58 - Mon Aug 26||DIV 3N||Tranmere 1-4 Iron||Waldock 3, Fletcher|
|1956-57 - Sat Apr 6||DIV 3N||Tranmere 4-2 Iron||Waldock, Haigh|
|1956-57 - Sat Nov 24||DIV 3N||Iron 1-4 Tranmere||Gregory|
|1955-56 - Sat Apr 7||DIV 3N||Iron 2-1 Tranmere||Brown, Gregory|
|1955-56 - Sat Nov 26||DIV 3N||Tranmere 2-1 Iron||Brown|
|1954-55 - Sat Mar 12||DIV 3N||Iron 1-2 Tranmere||Gregory|
|1954-55 - Sat Oct 23||DIV 3N||Tranmere 1-2 Iron||Brown, Haigh|
|1953-54 - Tue Apr 27||DIV 3N||Tranmere 1-1 Iron||Jones|
|1953-54 - Sat Apr 10||DIV 3N||Iron 3-1 Tranmere||Gregory 3|
|1952-53 - Sat Mar 7||DIV 3N||Iron 2-0 Tranmere||Haigh, Daley|
|1952-53 - Sat Oct 18||DIV 3N||Tranmere 0-1 Iron||Mynard|
|1951-52 - Mon Apr 14||DIV 3N||Iron 2-0 Tranmere||Ottewell, Wallace|
|1951-52 - Fri Apr 11||DIV 3N||Tranmere 3-1 Iron||Ottewell|
|1950-51 - Sat May 5||DIV 3N||Tranmere 1-0 Iron|
|1950-51 - Sat Feb 10||DIV 3N||Iron 1-1 Tranmere||Payne|
|1935-36 - Sat Dec 14||FAC R2||Tranmere 6-2 Iron||Lewis, Allen|
|SCUNTHORPE WINS||DRAWS||TRANMERE WINS|
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