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PREVIEW: SWINDON TOWN (H)

13 February 2015

The Iron face a tough match on Saturday as they look to return to winning ways, with promotion chasing Swindon Town the visitors to Glanford Park.

Tuesday’s encounter at Coventry ended 1-1, which extended United’s unbeaten away run to nine matches, although they were denied all three points by Marcus Tudgay’s late strike.

Swindon suffered a 2-1 defeat at Oldham during the week, but remain in the League One automatic promotion places after others around them failed to take advantage of their slip.

Mark Cooper’s side are four points off the top of the table and have the best away record in the league, however they have lost both of their last two on the road.

Andy Williams has been on form for Swindon this season and is one of League One’s most prolific strikers, scoring 18 goals so far.

Mark Robins will be without Gary McSheffrey for Saturday’s game as the midfielder misses the first of a two match ban for picking up ten yellow cards this season.

This will provide one enforced change for the Iron, but the Scunthorpe boss may look to rotate his squad with a busy schedule ahead.

The reverse fixture on the opening day finished 3-1 to Swindon, with goals from Massimo Luongo and a brace from Michael Smith securing the victory.

Paddy Madden scored for the Iron at the County Ground, with United playing the last ten minutes with ten men after Marcus Williams’ dismissal.

The last match between the sides at Glanford Park in 2013 finished 3-1 to Scunthorpe, following three goals in the last three minutes for the Iron.

A dramatic final ten minutes started with Jim Collins’ goal for Swindon, but goals from Michael Collins, Karl Hawley and Mark Duffy turned the game around for the Iron.

Out of a total of 22 matches played between the two sides, Swindon have a slightly better record than the Iron, winning nine compared to Scunthorpe’s six, 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 claim all three points against Swindon, 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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