The Iron return to the Sands Venue Stadium for their second home league game of the season on Saturday when they play host to Carlisle United (3pm kick-off).
Neil Cox searches for his first win at Scunthorpe United manager following one draw and a narrow defeat in the two Sky Bet League Two games so far, scoring once and conceding twice in total.
Meanwhile, the Cumbrians arrive in North Lincolnshire with three points on the board following a win and a defeat.
Last weekend's 2-0 win over Southend United at home was Carlisle's first win in four games in all competitions so far this season, with the previous three all ending in defeats.
Fleetwood Town, Oldham Athletic and Cambridge United all managed to put three goals each past them in their respective games in league and cup, with Carlisle managing one goal across those games. They did keep their first clean sheet last weekend, however.
It's been a relatively quiet September in terms of transfers for the Cumbrians, who welcomed Ethan Walker on loan from Preston North End in mid-September, while allowing Harry McKirdy to go to Port Vale on a free transfer.
Prior though, in August, there was an abundance of transfer activity, with Dean Furman, Marcus Dewhurst, Gime Toure, Paul Farman, Brennan Dickenson, Magnus Norman, Jack Armer, Danny Devine, Joe Riley, Josh Kayode, Gavin Reilly, Nathaniel Knight-Percival and George Tanner all joining the side.
Jack Iredale, Gethin Jones and Rod McDonald were the trio heading out of Brunton Park. Mike Jones also left the side towards the end of July.
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan made his debut for the Iron last weekend at Crawley, partnering Ryan Loft up front who is in line to take on his former side this weekend.
That was the only change to Neil Cox's team, with Abo Eisa settling for a place on the bench last time out.
Harrison McGahey was forced off through injury at half-time last weekend and is now set for around five weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.
United will definitely continue be without forward Kevin van Veen who underwent a knee operation last Friday, although Emmanuel Onariase (hernia), Jordan Clarke (calf) and Olufela Olomola (hamstring) are all nearing a return to action, with one or two likely to feature against Manchester City Under-21s in the EFL Trophy in midweek.
Jai Rowe (knee) is still sidelined for this match, while John McAtee's fitness will be assessed after returning to training this week following a fortnight of self-isolation after coming into close contact with the Iron's player who tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago.
Last season's solitary meeting was the first for six-and-a-half years with the game settled by a player who has since switched sides.
Ryan Loft got the only goal of the game in what was a smash-and-grab affair at the Sands Venue Stadium.
The meeting before came in the campaign which saw Scunthorpe relegated to League Two, although a brace from Akpo Sodje and a strike from Paul Reid did give the side three points on that occasion.
|SEASON - DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
|2019-20 - Sat Aug 21||LG 2||Iron 0-1 Carlisle|
|2012-13 - Tue Feb 13||LG 1||Iron 3-1 Carlisle||Sodje 2, Reid|
|2012-13 - Sat Jan 26||LG 1||Carlisle 1-1 Iron||Hawley|
|2011-12 - Mon Apr 9||LG 1||Carlisle 0-0 Iron|
|2011-12 - Sat Dec 10||LG 1||Iron 1-2 Carlisle||Barcham|
|2008-09 - Sat Mar 14||LG 1||Carlisle 1-1 Iron||Hayes|
|2008-09 - Sat Sep 13||LG 1||Iron 2-1 Carlisle||Sparrow, Hayes|
|2006-07 - Sat May 5||LG 1||Iron 3-0 Carlisle||Taylor, Sparrow, Beckford|
|2006-07 - Sat Dec 9||LG 1||Carlisle 0-2 Iron||Sharp, Keogh|
|2003-04 - Tue Mar 24||DIV 3||Iron 2-3 Carlisle||MacLean 2|
|2003-04 - Tue Oct 21||DIV 3||Carlisle 1-4 Iron||Torpey, MacLean, Sharp, Beagrie|
|2002-03 - Tue Mar 11||DIV 3||Carlisle 1-2 Iron||Beagrie, Dawson|
|2002-03 - Mon Dec 23||FAC R2 R||Carlisle 0-1 Iron||Carruthers|
|2002-03 - Sat Dec 7||FAC R2||Iron 0-0 Carlisle|
|2002-03 - Tue Sep 17||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Carlisle||Torpey 2, Carruthers|
|2001-02 - Sat Mar 16||DIV 3||Iron 2-1 Carlisle||Jeffrey, Hodges|
|2001-02 - Sat Dec 1||DIV 3||Carlisle 3-0 Iron|
|2000-01 - Mon Apr 16||DIV 3||Iron 3-0 Carlisle||Sparrow, Carruthers, Torpey|
|2000-01 - Sat Oct 28||DIV 3||Carlisle 1-2 Iron||Larusson, Hodges|
|1998-99 - Tue Jan 19||FLT R2||Iron 1-1 Carlisle
(Carlisle win 4-3 on pens)
|1998-99 - Sat Jan 16||DIV 3||Carlisle 0-1 Iron||Eyre|
|1998-99 - Sat Aug 15||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Carlisle||Hope, Eyre, Gayle|
|1996-97 - Sat Mar 8||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Carlisle|
|1996-97 - Sat Dec 21||DIV 3||Carlisle 3-2 Iron||Clarkson, McFarlane|
|1994-95 - Sat Mar 25||DIV 3||Carlisle 2-1 Iron||Kiwomya|
|1994-95 - Sat Sep 3||DIV 3||Iron 2-3 Carlisle||Juryeff, Thornber|
|1993-94 - Sat Mar 12||DIV 3||Carlisle 3-1 Iron||Goodacre|
|1993-94 - Sat Sep 18||DIV 3||Iron 2-1 Carlisle||Carmichael 2|
|1992-93 - Sat Jan 16||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Carlisle|
|1992-93 - Sat Sep 26||DIV 3||Carlisle 0-2 Iron||Helliwell 2|
|1991-92 - Sat May 2||DIV 4||Iron 4-0 Carlisle||Elliott, Daws, Hill, Helliwell|
|1991-92 - Sat Oct 12||DIV 4||Carlisle 0-0 Iron|
|1990-91 - Sat Apr 6||DIV 4||Carlisle 0-3 Iron||Hill, Hine, Dalziel (og)|
|1990-91 - Sat Dec 29||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Carlisle||Flounders, Lillis|
|1990-91 - Tue Sep 4||LGC R1 L2||Iron 1-1 Carlisle||Lillis|
|1990-91 - Tue Aug 28||LGC R1 L1||Carlisle 1-0 Iron|
|1989-90 - Sat Mar 24||DIV 4||Iron 2-3 Carlisle||Flounders, Lillis|
|1989-90 - Tue Oct 17||DIV 4||Carlisle 0-1 Iron||Lillis|
|1988-89 - Sat Feb 4||DIV 4||Carlisle 0-3 Iron||Lister, Taylor, Flounders|
|1988-89 - Tue Sep 20||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Carlisle||Flounders|
|1987-88 - Tue Apr 12||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Carlisle||Shearer|
|1987-88 - Sat Aug 22||DIV 4||Carlisle 3-1 Iron||Johnson|
|1964-65 - Sat Mar 6||DIV 3||Carlisle 3-1 Iron||Thomas|
|1964-65 - Fri Jan 29||DIV 3||Iron 0-1 Carlisle|
|1957-58 - Thu May 1||DIV 3N||Iron 3-1 Carlisle||Davis, Haigh, Brownsword|
|1957-58 - Sat Oct 26||DIV 3N||Carlisle 3-4 Iron||Gleadall 2, Fletcher, Marriott|
|1956-57 - Sat Mar 23||DIV 3N||Carlisle 0-0 Iron|
|1956-57 - Sat Nov 10||DIV 3N||Iron 1-2 Carlisle||Luke|
|1955-56 - Sat 18 Feb||DIV 3N||Carlisle 1-2 Iron||Haigh, Gregory|
|1955-56 - Sat Oct 8||DIV 3N||Iron 4-0 Carlisle||Gregory 2, Davies, Haigh|
|1954-55 - Sat Apr 30||DIV 3N||Carlisle 1-2 Iron||Brown, Brownsword|
|1954-55 - Mon Apr 18||DIV 3N||Iron 1-1 Carlisle||Gregory|
|1953-54 - Sat Apr 24||DIV 3N||Iron 2-1 Carlisle||Hubbard, Gregory|
|1953-54 - Sat Dec 5||DIV 3N||Carlisle 5-1 Iron||Gregory|
|1952-53 - Sat Dec 27||DIV 3N||Iron 1-2 Carlisle||White|
|1952-53 - Thu Dec 25||DIV 3N||Carlisle 8-0 Iron|
|1952-53 - Sat Nov 22||FAC R1||Iron 1-0 Carlisle||Whitfield|
|1951-52 - Thu Apr 24||DIV 3N||Iron 1-1 Carlisle||Ottewell|
|1951-52 - Sat Apr 12||DIV 3N||Carlisle 3-0 Iron|
|1950-51 - Sat Feb 3||DIV 3N||Iron 1-1 Carlisle||Clelland|
|1950-51 - Sat Sep 23||DIV 3N||Carlisle 3-1 Iron||Gorin|
|SCUNTHORPE WINS||DRAWS||CARLISLE WINS|
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Southend United v Morecambe (3pm)
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