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Preview: Doncaster Rovers (A)

15 September 2017

The Iron are back on their travels when they face Doncaster Rovers in a local derby clash on Sunday (kick-off 3.00pm).

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Graham Alexander’s men will be looking to bounce back and record a victory after losing for the first time in the league this season (1-0 against Blackburn Rovers) on Tuesday night.

In the table, United are placed 11th while the opponents are in 16th, having not won in their last five games.

Following his substitution on Tuesday night, Graham Alexander is hoping Levi Sutton will be in contention to play this Sunday. The 21-year-old went off injured after landing awkwardly on the back of his neck and shoulders, but is not suffering from concussion.

Jonathon Margetts and Luke Williams are still a few weeks away from returning to the squad. In his pre-match interview, Alexander confirmed that they are taking it slowly on the duo to avoid any repeat injuries. 

Andrew Crofts is also not expected to be involved, as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury picked up in training.

The two sides last met in March 2016, with the Iron getting a 2-0 victory at Glanford Park. Striker Tom Hopper and defender David Mirfin were both on the scoresheet in that game.

In the same season, Scunthorpe were victorious again beating Doncaster 1-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium, through a Paddy Madden goal.

Doncaster striker John Marquis was a major reason why they bounced straight back into the third tier of English football, following automatic promotion from League Two.

Marquis scored 25 goals last season after joining on a permanent deal from Millwall.

The 25-year-old has three league goals to his name this season and will be looking to increase that tally versus the Iron.

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