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30 September 2016

There’s a top of the table clash at Gigg Lane this Saturday, as first placed Scunthorpe United take on second placed Bury.

Both sides head into the clash off the back of a victory, with both the Shakers and the Iron taking all three points from their respective mid-week fixtures.

Graham Alexander provided an update on the fitness of Jordan Clarke, who was substituted at half time against Walsall. Alexander feels Clarke will be a major doubt for Saturday’s game, and added that he’ll continue to be monitored.

Luke Williams is the other man who the Iron are currently waiting on, and the Scunthorpe boss added the rest of the squad is in good health heading into the trip to Greater Manchester.

United emerged victors the last time the two sides met, as Alexander’s side won 2-1 at Glanford Park back in April of this year.

Luke Williams set Scunthorpe on their way to victory that night, with a curling effort from the edge of the box on twenty minutes.

Kyle Wootton then doubled the Iron’s lead after the break, tapping home from close range following good work on the right flank from Paddy Madden.

Tom Pope’s header set up an interesting conclusion to the game, but the hosts held out for all three points.



Striker James Vaughan has certainly made an instant impact at Gigg Lane since his move from Championship side Birmingham City in August.

The former Everton man has only featured five times for David Flitcroft’s men, but has contributed an impressive five goals too.

He’s struck up a somewhat potent partnership with forward Tom Pope in the process, with Pope himself finding the net five times this season.

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