United travel to Crawley Town on Saturday in their first League match since the 2-1 victory over Peterborough on November 1.Since the victory at London Road, the Iron have progressed to the second round of the FA Cup following the 2-0 victory at Forest Green and had their league fixture against the MK Dons postponed during the international break.
The previous visit to Crawley’s Checkatrade.com Stadium came in the opening fixture of the 2012/2013 League One campaign, a game which the home side won 3-0.
John Gregory’s side are based in West Sussex and have started the season with five wins from their opening 17 fixtures and sit in 15th place in League One with 20 points.
The ground is situated on Windfield Way, Broadfield and has been renamed the Checkatrade.com Stadium which replaced its previous name; the Broadfield Stadium.
Crawley have played their home matches there since the ground’s opening in 1997 and has a capacity of 5,996, with 3,925 of those being seated.
All Scunthorpe fans will be in the (all-seater) East Stand on Saturday. The K-RL North Stand terrace won’t be open for this game.
There are a couple of places to go for pre match refreshments near the stadium. At the back of the Bruce Winfield Stand, which is directly opposite where the away fans are situated, is “Redz Bar” which welcomes away fans.
Alternatively, there is a pub called the Half Moon which is a five minute walk from the ground by going down Brighton Road.
Starting from Glanford Park take the A18 to the M181 and from there follow the M180 to the A15 in Broughton, taking exit 4 from the M180.
Follow the A15, the A46 and the A1 to the A1 (M) for 83.7 miles and then follow the A1(M) to the A14 in Alconbury.
Continue onto the A14 for 15.8 miles and then follow the M11, M25 and M23 to Brighton Rd A23 in West Sussex before taking exit 11 from the M23.
Keep right to stay on the M11, follow signs for London and continue for 42 miles. Take the exit onto the M25 towards Dartford/M20 and there is a partial toll road.
Continue onto the A282, where there is another partial toll road 4 miles later. Continue onto the M25 with signs for Dover/M20/Channel Tunnel/M23.
Take the M25 exit at Junction 5 to M23/GatwickAirport/Heathrow Airport/ M4 and then continue on the M25 for 11.7 miles.
Take the exit onto the M23 and at Junction 11, take the A264 exit to Horsham.
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Brighton Rd/A23 and the stadium will be seen on the left after 2 miles.
To travel from Scunthorpe to Crawley on the train will take just over four hours, with changes at Doncaster, London Kings Cross, London Victoria and eventually Crawley.
If you plan to arrive at the stadium before 2 o’clock then plan to leave Scunthorpe Station at just after 9 o’clock in the morning.
Leave Scunthorpe Station at 9:19 on the Transpennine Express service to Doncaster, which will see you arrive at 10:00.
There will be a 24 minute wait for the train to London Kings Cross, which leaves Doncaster at 10:24 and arrives at Kings Cross at 11:56.
You will then need to take the tube from London Kings Cross to London Victoria, which takes less than ten minutes on the Victoria Line service.
At 13:02 the train from London Victoria to Crawley leaves and is scheduled to arrive at Crawley Station for 13:48.
The station is about a mile away from the stadium, which is about a twenty minute walk. Alternatively there is a bus service which runs every ten minutes from the station to the stadium, which is the Fastway number 10 service.