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PREVIEW: CRAWLEY TOWN (H)

10 April 2015

The Iron host Crawley Town on Saturday in a crucial battle with another side also fighting for League One survival.

Mark Robins’ side slipped to a 2-0 defeat to MK Dons in their last outing, but head into the game looking to make it consecutive wins at home.

Crawley have been in good form lately and travel to Glanford Park having won five out of their last ten under boss Dean Saunders.

The Red Devils have only won four times on their travels this season though, so will be hoping they can add to that on their visit to the Iron.

Izale McLeod has been in great form for Crawley this season and has played a big part in their rise up the table, scoring 18 in total and five in his last six.

Iron boss Mark Robins will hope to have defender Niall Canavan back after he missed the MK Dons game through the effects of his head injury sustained on Good Friday.

Liam O’Neil is unlikely to play due to a heel injury, but fellow midfielder Neal Bishop will hope to be in contention after returning to training.

Dave Syers continued his return from injury, coming off the bench against MK Dons, but Robins has said it is unlikely the midfielder will start a match this season.

The reverse fixture between the sides ended in a 2-2 draw as Crawley mounted a late comeback to secure a point after the Iron had led 2-0.

Paddy Madden and Lyle Taylor had given United a commanding lead, but a strong finish from the Red Devils saw them net twice thanks to Dean Leacock and Izale McLeod.

Crawley’s only visit to Glanford Park saw the Iron grab a 2-1 win, with Jimmy Ryan and Niall Canavan cancelling out, now United player, Matt Sparrow’s opener.

Out of a total of three matches played between the two sides, it is a completely even record, with the Iron winning one, Crawley winning and also a draw between the teams.

Ahead of the game, see our article on the matchday officials, as well as the betting preview, picking the best odds from the league’s official sponsor, Sky Bet.

If you cannot make it to Glanford Park to see if the Iron can win a second home match in a row, keep track of the action by tuning into the club’s official social media channels or the official website, with live updates available from kick-off.

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