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31 July 2015

The Iron host Lincoln City on Saturday in the semi-final of the Lincolnshire Senior Cup.

This fixture is following on from United's previous round 5-2 victory against Lincoln United at Ashby Avenue.

It will be one of the final opportunities Scunthorpe to finetune their performance before the start of the season the following week away at newly promoted Burton Albion.

As far as injuries go, there is no new injury news heading into the game after Wednesday's victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Glanford Park.

Jamie Ness, Luke Williams and Gary McSheffrey didn't feature in the game, but will be pushing to be involved at Glanford Park on Saturday.

Hakeeb Adelakun has missed the pre-season games so far, but manager Robins is hopeful that the winger will be available for the start of the season.

Former Scunthorpe United man Matt Sparrow has recently joined the Imps and is an obvious opposition starter to look out for from an Iron perspective.

The midfielder joined United back in 1999 and went on to make 371 appearances in two spells with United that lasted 13 years in total.

He scored two goals in the play-off final, as we gained promotion back to the Championship with a 3-2 victory over Millwall at Wembley in 2009.

The midfielder still has a lot to offer, with a vast amount of experience in the game.

The two sides last met in this very competition last July, with the Imps emerging victorious thanks to a Sean Newton free-kick.

Former Iron player Sparrow feaatured from the start in this game, against what was to be his future employers.

Both sides went on to have steady campaigns, with both finishing comfortably above the relegation zone in their respective divisions.

Ticket prices for the Iron's home game against Lincoln City have now been confirmed.


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