Dean Whitestone will be the man in the middle for the Iron's first home game of the Sky Bet League One season against Walsall.
The encounter at Glanford Park will be his second of the campaign in his 14th season refereeing in the EFL.
The Northamptonshire-based official is already 66% of the way to matching his red card tally from last season after showing two on the opening weekend seven days ago in the encounter between Bury and Yeovil Town. The Glovers were reduced to nine men in the encounter, which they lost 1-0, with Tom James receiving his second caution and Jordan Green receiving a straight red card for serious foul play.
Despite this statistic, his card ratio is generally lower than other officials on the EFL, with him showing 97 yellows and three reds in his 39 games in 2017-18. He also only showed three red in the previous campaign too, along with 119 yellows, in 43 encounters.
He last took charge of the Iron in March at the DW Stadium in the 3-3 draw against eventual Champions of the division Wigan Athletic.
Whitestone's last Saddlers encounter came 364 days ago, ironically on the second weekend of last season, when he oversaw Walsall's 2-1 home victory against Oldham Athletic.
The game will be his 14th competitive Scunthorpe game and his 13th competitive Walsall game as referee.
On Saturday, he will be assisted by Richard Wild and Ian Smedley, while David Plowright will be the fourth official.
PAST SCUNTHORPE ENCOUNTERS
|Mar 10, 2018||LG 1||Wigan Athletic 3-3 Iron||3||0|
|Mar 7, 2017||LG 1||Charlton Athletic 2-1 Iron||6||0|
|Aug 16, 2016||LG 1||AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Iron||2||0|
|Aug 29, 2015||LG 1||Colchester United 2-2 Iron||7||0|
|Feb 16, 2013||LG 1||Yeovil Town 3-0 Iron||5||0|
|Oct 27, 2012||LG 1||Iron 0-3 MK Dons||3||0|
|Nov 12, 2012||FACR1||AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Iron||3||0|
|Apr 30, 2011||CHAMP||Nottingham Forest 5-1 Iron||3||1|
|Aug 28, 2010||CHAMP||Crystal Palace 0-0 Iron||0||0|
|Apr 5, 2010||CHAMP||Swansea City 3-0 Iron||1||0|
|Aug 11, 2009||LGECR1||Iron 2-1 Chesterfield||0||0|
|Jan 13, 2009||LG 1||Yeovil Town 1-2 Iron||1||1|
|Nov 14, 2008||LG 1||Bristol Rovers 1-2 Iron||2||0|
PAST WALSALL ENCOUNTERS
|Aug 12, 2017||LG 1||Walsall 2-1 Oldham Athletic||6||0|
|Oct 29, 2016||LG 1||Walsall 1-1 Coventry City||6||0|
|Jan 23, 2016||LG 1||Walsall 1-1 Blackpool||6||0|
|Aug 16, 2014||LG 1||Walsall 0-0 Bradford City||1||0|
|Nov 2, 2013||LG 1||MK Dons 1-0 Walsall||1||0|
|Apr 6, 2013||LG 1||Walsall 1-1 Sheffield United||3||0|
|Jan 26, 2013||LG 1||Colchester United 2-0 Walsall||2||0|
|Sep 15, 2012||LG 1||Portsmouth 1-2 Walsall||0||0|
|Jan 31, 2012||LG 1||Walsall 0-1 Notts County||2||0|
|Mar 1, 2011||LG 1||Walsall 1-0 Southampton||3||0|
|Sep 6, 2008||LG 1||Walsall 0-2 Leyton Orient||2||0|
|Apr 15, 2008||LG 1||Walsall 0-1 Bristol Rovers||1||0|