The Iron enter the Emirates FA Cup at the Fourth Qualifying round this weekend with a tie away at South Shields.
ony Daws’ side made it six unbeaten last weekend with a 3-3 draw at home to Aldershot Town.
TICKET & COACH TRAVEL NEWS
Click here for ticket details ahead of Saturday, October 15th’s (3pm kick-off) clash against South Shields.
The game will be played at First Cloud Arena, with the Iron handed an allocation of 425 tickets for the game, of which all tickets are standing. We have been advised there is no seated allocation available to Scunthorpe supporters.
Fans must visit the link above to access the ‘away’ ticketing page.
Away coach travel will be running to South Shields on Saturday, with spaces available to book, departing at the following times:
10.00am - Hornsby bus depot
10.05am - Ashby Broadway
10.15am - Museum and Baths Hall
10.30am - Glanford Park
Click here for more information regarding coach travel.
Tony Daws (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).
Reagan Ogle (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).
IRON TEAM NEWS
Daws revealed in his pre-match press conference that recent illness has hit the camp, stating: “It’s been a difficult week so far as we’ve picked up a few injuries and had illness in the camp too, which has affected players and staff.
“George Taft has been ill, so he’s not been in. He joined training on Thursday morning so we’re hoping that he will come in on Friday feeling okay. There’s been one or two so it’s been a challenging week so far.”
Andrew Boyce and Jacob Butterfield both came off during the Iron’s 3-3 draw at home to Aldershot Town last weekend. Daws also revealed that Boyce suffered with a dead calf, something he struggled to walk on at the start of the week, whilst Butterfield received several stitches after a gash to his head. Protocols now state that Butterfield will be unable to play for seven days, and will subsequently missing the game at South Shields.
Aiden Marsh has returned to Barnsley FC to recover from what the football club now understands is a hairline fracture in one of the bones on his foot, with that injury side-lining the 19-year-old for a number of weeks.
Liam Feeney and Jordan Hallam (hamstrings) continue to miss out through their injuries, although Colin Daniel is back in contention after a spell out with tendonitis.
Speaking to the press pre-match, Daws added Blackpool haven't allowed Rob Apter to be eligible for the FA Cup, while Tom Pugh has played in a previous round for Scarborough so is cup-tied.
South Shields currently sit eighth in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, losing once in their ten league outings so far.
The Mariners entered the FA Cup in the First qualifying round, edging out Workington A.F.C in a 3-2 victory at home. They then hit five goals twice in their following qualifying rounds, beating Shildon 5-0 on the road and Marske United 5-2 on home turf.
In 2021, the football club transitioned to a full-time model, where much of the first-team squad train for the football club on a full-time basis.
In January 2022, former Sunderland, Aston Villa and England striker Kevin Phillips became manager of the Mariners.
Phillips led South Shields to a second-placed finish in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, beaten by Buxton to the title. Promotion hopes were dashed when a defeat at home on penalties to Warrington Town in the semi-final dumped them out the play-offs.
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The referee will be Matt Corlett, assisted by Adam Nichol and Matthew Sowerby. The fourth official will be Mark Bell.
South Shields state on their website that parking is available on Shaftesbury Avenue (post code: NE32 3UP), as well as at an ‘overflow car park’ at the nearby Barbour Factory Outlet store (NE32 3HL).