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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: IRON v PORT VALE

27 January 2017

After a two week break, the Iron are back in Sky Bet League One action this Saturday, when they welcome Port Vale to Glanford Park.

United’s encounter with Charlton Athletic last weekend didn’t go ahead due a frozen pitch at the Valley, meaning it’ll be a fortnight since Graham Alexander’s men have contested a competitive clash.

The Valiants' game against Bury last weekend did beat the weather, as Michael Brown’s side drew 2-2 on home turf.



After seeing David Mirfin, Conor Townsend and Jamie Ness feature in Tuesday’s behind-closed-doors fixture with Leeds Under-23s, Alexander says he’ll assess all three’s fitness levels ahead of the match.

Townsend completed almost 60 minutes, with Ness and Mirfin coming through 75, but Alexander sees no benefit in rushing them back into the team.



Alex Jones scored twice as the Iron slipped to a 3-1 defeat against Saturday’s opponents at Vale Park back in August.

Anton Forrester opened the scoring for the hosts on 33 minutes, as he slotted the ball neatly past Luke Daniels and into the far corner.

Josh Morris did level for Scunthorpe on the stroke of half time however, with the winger curling home from a tight angle.

Jones restored Vale’s lead four minutes after the break though - volleying home Jerome Thomas’ cross in clinical fashion, before dispatching Sam Foley’s throughball with six minutes left on the clock.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Sat 27 Aug
LG 1
Vale 3-1 Iron
Morris
2015-16 - Sat 30 Apr
LG 1
Iron 1-0 Vale
Madden
2015-16 - Sat 12 Dec
LG 1
Vale 1-1 Iron
King
2014-15 - Tue 14 Apr
LG 1
Iron 1-1 Vale
Wootton
2014-15 - Tue 21 Oct
LG 1
Vale 2-2 Iron
Bishop, Taylor
2009-10 - Tue 22 Sep
LG CUP R3
Iron 2-0 Vale
Hayes, McCann
2006-07 - Mon 1 Jan
LG 1
Vale 0-0 Iron

2006-07 - Tue 12 Sep
LG 1
Iron 3-0 Vale
Sharp (2), Morris
2005-06 - Tue 28 Feb
LG 1
Vale 1-2 Iron
Sparrow, Taylor
2005-06 - Sat 10 Sep
LG 1
Iron 2-0 Vale
Hinds, Keogh
1985-86 - Mon 3 Feb
DIV 4
Vale 3-1 Iron
Graham
1985-86 - Tue 22 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 0-0 Vale

1984-85 - Fri 10 May
DIV 4
Iron 3-3 Vale
Graham, Broddle, Cammack
1984-85 - Sat 22 Dec
DIV 4
Vale 1-1 Iron
Graham
1983-84 - Tue 17 Apr
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Vale
Bell
1983-84 - Sat 27 Aug
DIV 3
Vale 0-0 Iron

1982-83 - Mon 9 May
DIV 4
Vale 0-1 Iron
Cowling
1982-83 - Tue 2 Nov
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Vale
Cammack
1981-82 - Sat 17 Apr
DIV 4
Vale 2-1 Iron
Cammack
1981-82 - Sat 5 Dec
DIV 4
Iron 0-0 Vale

1980-81 - Tue 3 Mar
DIV 4
Vale 2-2 Iron
Partridge, Cammack
1980-81 - Tue 24 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 1-1 Vale
Cammack
1979-80 - Sat 5 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Vale
Pilling
1979-80 - Wed 26 Dec
DIV 4
Vale 1-0 Iron

1978-79 - Tue 27 Mar
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Vale
Grimes, Earl
1978-79 - Sat 19 Aug
DIV 4
Vale 2-2 Iron
Wigg, Pilling
1972-73 - Sat 24 Feb
DIV 3
Iron 0-1 Vale

1972-73 - Sat 16 Dec
DIV 3
Vale 2-0 Iron

1969-70 - Mon 23 Mar
DIV 4
Vale 1-2 Iron
Cassidy (2)
1969-70 - Sat 22 Nov
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Vale
Heath, Sproson (og)
1968-69 - Sat 5 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 0-1 Vale

1968-69 - Sat 28 Sep
DIV 4
Vale 4-1 Iron
Heath
1964-65 - Fri 9 Apr
DIV 3
Iron 0-0 Vale

1964-65 - Sat 28 Nov
DIV 3
Vale 0-1 Iron
Ratcliffe
1953-54 - Sat 13 Feb
DIV 3N
Vale 0-0 Iron

1953-54 - Sat 26 Sep
DIV 3N
Iron 0-2 Vale

1952-53 - Sat 13 Feb
DIV 3N
Vale 4-0 Iron

1952-53 - Sat 31 Jan
DIV 3N
Iron 1-2 Vale
Mosby

Our full record against Port Vale is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
20
8
8
4
21
13
Away
19
4
8
7
27
20
TOTAL
39
12
16
11
39
42



Striker Tyler Walker certainly made an instant impact on his Port Vale debut last weekend - scoring and contributing an assist after arriving from Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the campaign.

A quick and mobile forward, the 20-year-old has also spent time on loan at Burton Albion and Stevenage respectively.



SATURDAY
Bolton Wanderers Vs Charlton Athletic (15:00)
Bury Vs Walsall (15:00)
Fleetwood Town Vs Southend United (15:00)
Gillingham Vs Shrewsbury Town (15:00)
Northampton Town Vs Coventry City (15:00)
Oldham Athletic Vs Bradford City (15:00)
Peterborough United Vs MK Dons (15:00)



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