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Iron fans to cover more miles in 2017-18

31 May 2017

United fans will put in more miles following their team in Sky Bet League One next season - 340 more than in the last campaign in fact.

Last season, Scunthorpe travelled 6,190 miles both ways in the 23 regular away league games. 
 
In 2017/18 though, supporters going to every away match will travel 6,530 miles to support the Iron. 
 
The promotion of Sheffield United to the Championship, last season's shortest trip, is cancelled out by the return of Doncaster Rovers to the division; 2015/16's quickest journey. The club's second shortest trip has also altered following Chesterfield's relegation, with Rotherham United filling that void following their demotion from the Championship.
 
However, Portsmouth and Plymouth Argyle were all triumphant from Sky Bet League Two last campaign and add to Scunthorpe's miles for the forthcoming campaign.
 
With Sheffield United, Bolton Wanderers, Chesterfield and Coventry City exiting the division, the number of journeys below 100 miles is reduced from nine to seven, with trips to Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers just exceeding the century barrier.
 
The longest away day of the campaign will be the 319-mile journey to Plymouth's Home Park. 
 
LEAGUE ONE MILEAGE CHART
Doncaster Rovers - 27 miles
Rotherham United - 40 miles
Bradford City - 61 miles 
Oldham Athletic - 81 miles 
Rochdale - 81 miles 
Peterborough United - 86 miles 
Bury - 88 miles 
Blackburn Rovers - 103 miles
Wigan Athletic - 103 miles
Walsall - 106 miles 
Northampton Town - 127 miles 
Blackpool - 130 miles
Fleetwood Town - 134 miles 
Shrewsbury Town - 140 miles 
Milton Keynes Dons - 147 miles 
Oxford United - 180 miles 
Charlton Athletic - 183 miles 
Bristol Rovers - 201 miles 
AFC Wimbledon - 216 miles 
Southend United - 224 miles 
Gillingham - 232 miles 
Portsmouth - 256 miles
Plymouth Argyle - 319 miles
 
TOTAL: 3,265
BOTH WAYS: 6,530
 
MILES TRAVELLED IN RECENT CAMPAIGNS...
2014/15 - 5,736
2015/16 - 5,270
2016/17 - 6,190
2017/18 - 6,530

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