The Iron travel to MK Dons in Sky Bet League One on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
STATE OF PLAY...
United have been boosted by results in recent weeks, having secured 1-0 wins over play-off rivals Charlton Athletic and relegation candidates Walsall.
The most recent game, against the Saddlers, saw Ryan Yates get his second goal in an Iron shirt since joining on-loan in January.
Those results have helped the Iron to regain their play-off position and extend their run of clean sheets.
However, they won’t want to stop there and will be looking to boost their chances of play-off success by getting three points on Saturday.
MK Dons are facing other issues at the bottom end of the table as their future in the division is now out of their hands.
The Dons are now without a manager, as the club parted company with Dan Micciche at the weekend, and began life without him with a 2-0 away defeat at Bradford City in midweek.
The loss, and other results going against them, could have caused them to drop to League Two for the first time since 2008. They, however, mathematically remain in League One, but have to take maximum points from their final games and hope that at least two of Rochdale, Walsall, Oldham Athletic and Northampton lose both of their remaining games. The Dons will also have to hope for a goal difference swing of at least eight strikes.
The Iron were waiting on Cameron McGeehan, who suffered a knock to his knee during a small-sided game in training on Tuesday. They were hopeful he’d return to training on Friday though.
Elsewhere, Andrew Crofts suffered from illness earlier in the week and has since recovered.
Luke Williams (hamstring) and Jonathan Margetts (knee) remain absent for the clash with the Dons.
|SEASON - DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
|2017-18 - Sat 16 Dec||LG 1||Iron 2-2 MK Dons||Adelakun, van Veen|
|2016-17 - Fri 14 Apr||LG 1||MK Dons 0-1 Iron||Toney|
|2016-17 - Sat 15 Oct||LG 1||Iron 2-1 MK Dons||Madden 2|
|2014-15 - Tue 7 Apr||LG 1||MK Dons 2-0 Iron|
|2014-15 - Tue 27 Jan||LG 1||Iron 1-1 MK Dons||Hopper|
|2012-13 - Sat 20 Apr||LG 1||MK Dons 0-1 Iron||Hawley|
|2012-13 - Sat 27 Oct||LG 1||Iron 0-3 MK Dons|
|2011-12 - Sat 14 Apr||LG 1||Iron 0-3 MK Dons|
|2011-12 - Sat 22 Oct||LG 1||MK Dons 0-0 Iron|
|2008-09 - Fri 15 May||LG 1 PO SF L2||MK Dons 0-0 Iron
(Iron won 7-6 on pens)
|2008-09 - Fri 8 May||LG 1 PO SF L1||Iron 1-1 MK Dons||Woolford|
|2008-09 - Sat 18 Apr||LG 1||Iron 0-1 MK Dons|
|2008-09 - Sat 6 Dec||LG 1||MK Dons 0-2 Iron||Morris, Thompson|
|2005-06 - Sat 4 Feb||LG 1||Iron 2-0 MK Dons||Sharp 2|
|2005-06 - Tue 27 Sep||LG 1||MK Dons 1-0 Iron|
ONE TO WATCH…
Chuks Aneke has continued to provide goals and opportunities at the top end of the pitch. The former Arsenal youth striker has achieved 10 assists and 10 goals in this campaign. The 24-year-old seems to have found his feet this season, having already made 15 more appearances and scored six more goals than in his first campaign at the Dons.
ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…
Blackpool vs Shrewsbury Town (15:00)
Bradford City vs Southend United (15:00)
Bristol Rovers vs Gillingham (15:00)
Bury vs Portsmouth (15:00)
Charlton Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers (15:00)
Oldham Athletic vs Doncaster Rovers (15:00)
Oxford United vs Rochdale (15:00)
Peterborough United vs Fleetwood Town (15:00)
Plymouth Argyle vs Rotherham United (15:00)
Walsall vs Northampton Town (15:00)
Wigan Athletic vs AFC Wimbledon (15:00)
Videos with Daws, Clarke and Gilks
Daws' written preview
Clarke ahead of MK Dons
Gilks' views pre-Dons
How to watch on iFollow