Saturday’s home fixture against Crewe Alexandra will be refereed by Darren Sheldrake, as Scunthorpe United look to extend their five game unbeaten run.The Iron have won three and drawn two since their 1-0 loss to Notts County on the 25th October, scoring nine goals in the process.
Sheldrake, a Surrey based official, will be taking charge of his 14th match of the season and his fourth in League One.
In his 13 fixtures so far this term he has given out 42 yellow cards and eight red cards, including a League Two fixture between Oxford and Newport County in which he produced eight yellow cards and a red card, for Tyrone Barnett.
The last time he refereed a Scunthorpe game was in 2012 when Stevenage beat the Iron 1-0 thanks to a Greg Tansey goal. His previous visit to Glanford Park also ended in a Scunthorpe defeat when Preston North End scored three first half goals to win 3-0 in League One in 2011.
Scunthorpe go into the weekend’s meeting in 21st place in League One, with a game in hand on the teams around them.
Last Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Worcester City in the second round of the FA Cup was the first home match the Iron had played since late October and, this Saturday, Mark Robins’ side will be looking to get out of the relegation zone with their sixth straight game without defeat.