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11 August 2015

The Iron host Barnsley in the first round of the Capital One Cup and will be looking to bounce back after Saturday’s defeat.

United lost 2-1 to Burton, but the Tykes will also be hoping to return to winning ways after a 3-1 reverse to Chesterfield at the weekend.

Lee Johnson is starting his first full season as Barnsley boss and has assembled a young and exciting squad at Oakwell, which he will hope can challenge for promotion.

They have a number of talented academy graduates in their side, including 18-year-old Mason Holgate who has already attracted Premier League interest.

Both sides will be hoping to win to stand a chance of facing top flight opposition, with half of those teams coming into the draw at the second round.

Mark Robins does have some enforced changes to make ahead of the cup meeting, with three of Saturday’s starters unavailable.

Luke Daniels will start the first of a three match ban, meaning that Joe Anyon is likely to replace the stopper in the Iron goal.

Luke Williams and Niall Canavan are also missing after picking up respective knee and ankle injuries at the weekend, with Robins confirming both look set to miss around three months.

Former Iron Sam Winnall provides a strong threat upfront for Barnsley and will be looking to build on his decent tally last season.

The striker joined the Tykes from Scunthorpe last summer and netted 13 times in all competitions, despite missing a couple of months through injury.

Winnall was an integral part of the Iron squad that achieved promotion from League Two in 2013/14, scoring 23 goals along the way.

The 24-year-old was the league’s golden boot winner in that season and was also nominated for the League Two Player of the Year Award as well.

He joined the Iron from Wolves where he had found game time hard to come by, and since then he has seen his career flourish.

Winnall will hope for a happy return to Glanford Park in Tuesday’s clash, while also opening his account for the new season.

The Iron could not find a way through the ten men of Barnsley as the visitors held on for an important 1-0 win at Glanford Park.

Josh Scowen netted the only goal of the game shortly into the second half, pouncing on a defensive mistake from United to slot past Luke Daniels.

Jean-Yves Mvoto was dismissed just minutes later though as he picked up his second yellow card for a clumsy foul on Tom Hopper, but the Iron could not take advantage.

Mark Robins’ side had a couple of chances to get themselves level, but could not find a way past a resolute Barnsley backline.

Paddy Madden thought he had managed to get the Iron level, but he was ruled offside by the referee’s assistant as he put the ball in the net.

The result saw Barnsley climb above Scunthorpe into 16th, with United a place behind them and five points off the League One play-offs.

Tickets are on sale now for the Iron's Capital One Cup first round home clash against Barnsley.

Tickets are available to buy from the Glanford Park ticket office, by calling 0871 221 1899 or online via

Tickets will also be available to purchase on the gate for those using the Britcon Stand (terrace) and Clugston Stand corner (nearest the away end).

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