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PREVIEW: MORECAMBE (A)

17 April 2014

Good Friday’s game at the Globe Arena sees the Iron up against a Morecambe side that are fighting to stay in Sky Bet League Two.

The Shrimps held promotion-chasing Fleetwood Town to a 2-2 draw last weekend, although Jim Bentley’s side are only three points above the relegation zone.

Scunthorpe, on the other hand, will remain top of the League Two table with a win and move within touching distance of securing promotion to League One.

There has only ever been one meeting between the two sides, and that came earlier this season as United beat Morecambe 2-0 at Glanford Park in December.

Team News: Scunthorpe United...



Iron boss Russ Wilcox has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to the Globe Arena.

Midfielder Sean McAllister looks set to miss out once again through a rib injury, as does Gary McSheffrey (hamstring).

However, Paul Hayes and Deon Burton will be pushing for a start after coming on in the 2-2 draw with Bury.

Last line-up: Slocombe, Nolan, Mirfin, Canavan, Williams, Adelakun, Sparrow, Syers, Hawkridge, Madden, Winnall.

Team News: Morecambe...



Shrimps midfielder Andy Fleming will serve the final game of a three-match ban on Friday

Chris McCready remains out with a thigh injury while fellow defender Chris Doyle has a groin problem.

On loan Manchester United youngster Liam Grimshaw is still waiting to make his Morecambe debut, while Stewart Drummond (toe) remains the only other long-term injury absentee.

Last line-up: Roche, Beeley, Mustoe, Edwards, Hughes, Parrish, Devitt, Kenyon, Amond, Ellison, Wright.

Bentley told the Morecambe Visitor (thevisitor.co.uk): “Scunthorpe haven’t been beaten for 25 or 26 games or something like that but our mentality has to be that it’s got to end somewhere.

“And there’s no better place than on our patch at the Globe Arena and that’s what we’ll be trying to do.”

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