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27 February 2015

The Iron host Yeovil at Glanford Park on Saturday, looking to return to winning ways after Tuesday’s 1-0 loss at home to Barnsley.

The defeat means that Mark Robins’ side slipped to 17th place, falling below the Tykes in the process, although United are still just five points off the play-offs.

Yeovil head to Glanford Park still rooted to the bottom of the League One table and with former boss Terry Skiverton tasked with keeping them up.

The Glovers have found life hard this season after relegation from the Championship last campaign, but will hope to get some important points on board in their survival quest.

Byron Webster has re-joined the side on loan from Millwall and will look to help to tighten a defence that has conceded 47 times so far.

Mark Robins could be without defender Marcus Williams who went off in the week with a back injury. Eddie Nolan is likely to come in as a replacement.

Iron striker Paddy Madden will be up for the visit of his former club, where he enjoyed a successful period, scoring in the play-off final as Yeovil secured promotion to the Championship.

Madden was on target in the meeting between the two sides earlier in the season, with the Irishman equalising late on to secure a 1-1 draw for the Iron.

Yeovil won 4-0 on their last visit to Glanford Park though, thanks to goals from Keanu Marsh-Brown, Reuben Reid and a brace from Gozie Ugwu.

The Iron’s last victory against the Glovers came in 2011/12 when United won 2-1 at home on their way to finishing 18th in League One, a place below Yeovil.

Damien Mozika netted a brace for the Iron, either side of Paul Wotton’s penalty, to give United the victory. Scunthorpe took 4 points from the Glovers in that season.

Out of a total of 15 matches played between the two sides, the Iron have a slightly better record than Yeovil, winning eight compared to the Glovers’ five, with two draws between the 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 return to winning ways at home and climb up the League One table, 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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