The Iron's Under-18s take on Notts County away in the Youth Alliance League this Friday (1pm kick-off).
The game will be played at Basford United's home ground at Mill Street Playing Field, Greenwich Avenue, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LD, and we'll have live coverage on the Academy Twitter site, in addition to a report and reaction from the fixture.
Scunthorpe sit in fourth currently with 25 points from 15 games. Bradford City, who beat the Iron a few weeks ago, leapfrogged them into third with a superior goal difference, albeit United have two games in hand. Should the side take advantage of their trio of surplus games on Doncaster, they would move to within four points of the side.
Notts County, meanwhile, are seventh in the division of 11 teams, jumping two places in midweek, having won two of their last six games. A win though would move them as high as third, though, and would put them ahead of the Iron on goal difference, while three points for the Iron would at least temporarily put them back second.
Tom Collins returned to the line-up after missing the previous couple of games due to playing for the Under-23s - a knock on effect of Ian Lawlor's injury which has seen Adam Kelsey on the first team bench. First-year goalkeeper Ben Crosher is still working his way back to fitness following a fractured wrist sustained in pre-season, with Under-16s 'keeper Jake Balme continuing to deputise.
Along with Balme, Harry Lewis was an unused substitute for the side, as he emerges through from the Under-16s, while Ethan Young made his first start last time out too.
LAST LINE-UP: Collins, Baker, Lobley, Kemp (Wilkinson, 72), Barks, Young, D. Gallimore, Dawson, Jessop, Wilson, Silva.
SUBS NOT USED: Balme, Lewis.
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