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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: CAMBRIDGE UNITED v IRON

8 November 2016

United are in Checkatrade Trophy action on Tuesday night, as they visit the Cambs Glass Stadium to face Cambridge United.

Both sides have already qualified for the next phase of the competition, but the winner of the match will take top spot in the group - meaning a home tie in the next round.

Graham Alexander will be seeking a quick response from his players, as they exited the Emirates FA Cup with a 3-1 defeat against Charlton Athletic on Saturday.



Alexander revealed that Paddy Madden won’t feature in the match, after picking up a knock in the loss to the Addicks.

In terms of selection, the Iron boss says he expects to make alterations to the starting eleven, and give chances to those who haven’t featured on a regular basis this season.



United were 4-0 victors over Cambridge when they last met, back in April of 2005.

The Iron took the lead at Glanford Park ten minutes before the interval, as Richard Kell blasted home from just inside the penalty area.

An Andy Crosby header just after the hour mark then firmly put Scunthorpe in the driving seat, with the defender glancing into the roof of the net from a Peter Beagrie corner.

Cleveland Taylor then got what would prove to be his first of two strikes, crashing the ball home from the edge of the area.

The midfielder rounded off the win with a fine volley from a Andy Keogh cross, to make it four.



Luke Berry is the U’s’ joint top scorer so far this season, with the midfielder finding the net five times already in the current campaign.

Berry came through the youth set-up at Cambridge, and went on to make over 100 appearances before joining Barnsley in the summer of 2014.

The 24-year-old spent a year with the Tykes, but rejoined his former club in 2015, where he’s been ever since.



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