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PREVIEW: BARNSLEY (H)

24 February 2015

The Iron welcome Barnsley to Glanford Park on Tuesday, looking to make it three consecutive home wins, whilst also continuing their push for the League One play-offs.

Saturday’s trip to Preston ended in a 2-0 defeat for the Iron, with Daniel Johnson and Paul Gallagher on target for Simon Grayson’s promotion hopefuls.

Barnsley go into the game without a manager following Danny Wilson’s dismissal, but won 2-0 against Crewe at the weekend.

The Tykes have lost all of their last five away games and have only won on the road three times this season though.

Ex-Iron Sam Winnall will be hoping to enjoy a successful return to Glanford Park with his new side, after an impressive season with Scunthorpe last year.

The striker has been struggling with hamstring problems of late though so may face a race against time to be fit for Tuesday’s clash.

Mark Robins will have a near full strength squad to choose from heading into the game, but may look to rotate after a busy schedule of late.

Alex Davey missed the clash at Preston on Saturday through injury and will be missing once again after suffering a hamstring injury, but is the only concern for the Iron boss.

Tuesday’s game was originally meant to be played on 3rd of January, but was rearranged due to Barnsley’s FA Cup involvement on that day.

The other fixture between the two sides went in Scunthorpe’s favour, with the Iron running out 2-1 winners at Oakwell in November.

Marcelo Trotta opened the scoring for the hosts, but a Paddy Madden brace secured the victory for the Iron, continuing their impressive run.

The last fixture between the two side at Glanford Park in the 2010/11 ended in a 0-0 draw, but the campaign before saw the Iron enjoy a 2-1 home success.

Gary Hooper opened the scoring for the Iron and, although Daniel Bogdanovic looked to have secured a point for the visitors, but Paul Hayes’ last minute strike won it.

Out of a total of 37 matches played between the two sides, Barnsley have a slightly better record than the Iron, winning 16 compared to Scunthorpe’s 14, with seven draws between the two sides.

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 continue their rise up Sky Bet League One, 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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