Saturday’s away clash at Chesterfield will see Graham Salisbury as the man in the middle, as the Iron look to bounce back to winning ways away at the Proact Stadium.The Iron will be hoping to pick up their second League victory of the season, following their 2-1 win over Walsall at Glanford Park just under two weeks ago.
Salisbury, a Lancashire based official, will be taking charge of his second League One fixture of the season when he leads the teams out on Saturday. He has officiated mostly in the Championship this season, with three of his four League appointments seeing him officiating in England’s second tier.
It has been over a year since Salisbury last took charge of a Scunthorpe United fixture. It was a 1-0 win over Stevenage in League One, when Mark Duffy scored the winner, in February 2013.
Salisbury’s last game in charge of Chesterfield is more recent, when he took charge of a 4-1 win for Saturday’s opponents against Cheltenham in February of this year.
In both of those matches not a single card was shown so hopefully both sides can replicate that good discipline when they kick off on Saturday.
The 51 year old referee has been a Football League official since 2001 and has the record of being the first official to produce a red card in the final of the Johnstones Paint Trophy, when he sent off Toumani Diagourago at Wembley in 2011.
He will officiate his first match at the Proact Stadium since October 2012 in a match where Scunthorpe United will look to produce a repeat result of the recent Johnstones Paint Trophy clash with Chesterfield, when Gary McSheffrey and Sean McAllister scored in a 2-0 Iron win.