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Preview: Oxford United (H)

2 November 2018

The Iron return to League One action when they host Oxford United on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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3 November 2018

Scunthorpe go into the match looking to bounce back from last week’s home loss to Plymouth, while the U’s were 3-0 winners at home to Shrewsbury Town.

A victory for Stuart McCall’s side could see them climb up from 17th to 14th in the table, while the visitors presently sit 21st.

TEAM NEWS...

McCall confirmed Stephen Humphrys (hamstring) is a doubt after coming off during last week's loss to Plymouth and only training partly on Thursday.

Lee Novak also took a knock late on in the game against Plymouth and hasn't trained but will be given time to recover ahead of Saturday too.

The game will probably come too soon for Funso Ojo (hamstring) and Matthew Lund (knee), while Josh Morris (jaw), Rory Watson (arm) and Matt Gilks (knee) remain absent.

PAST MEETINGS...

The Iron drew 1-1 at Oxford United back in March, with Ivan Toney on target, while in August last year we defeated them 1-0 through a Josh Morris goal.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Fri 30 Mar LG 1 Oxford 1-1 Iron Toney
2017-18 - Sat 19 Aug LG 1 Iron 1-0 Oxford Morris
2016-17 - Sat 18 Mar LG 1 Oxford 2-1 Iron Madden
2016-17 - Tue 10 Jan EFLT R3  Oxford 4-1 Iron  Williams 
2016-17 - Sat 26 Nov  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Holmes 
2013-14 - Mon 21 Apr  LG 2  Iron 1-0 Oxford  Sparrow 
2013-14 - Sun 29 Dec  LG 2  Oxford 0-2 Iron  Burton, Syers 
2004-05 - Fri 25 Mar  LG 2  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Baraclough 
2004-05 - Sat 14 Aug  LG 2  Oxford 1-1 Iron  Hayes 
2003-04 - Wed 11 Feb  DIV 3  Oxford 3-2 Iron  Torpey 2 
2003-04 - Sat 23 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Beagrie 
2002-03 - Sat 26 Apr  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Oxford  Hayes, Dalglish 
2002-03 - Sat 5 Oct  DIV 3  Oxford 0-1 Iron  Beagrie 
2001-02 - Sat 9 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 1-0 Oxford  Hodges 
2001-02 - Sat 20 Oct  DIV 3  Oxford 0-1 Iron  Torpey 
1999-00 - Sat 29 Apr  DIV 2  Oxford 2-0 Iron   
1999-00 - Tue 19 Oct  DIV 2  Iron 1-0 Oxford  Ipoua 
1983-84 - Sat 31 Mar  DIV 3  Oxford 1-0 Iron   
1983-84 - Wed 7 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Oxford   
1967-68 - Sat 30 Dec  DIV 3  Oxford 2-3 Iron  Deere 2, Sloan 
1967-68 - Tue 26 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Sloan 
1966-67 - Fri 10 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 2-2 Oxford  Barton, Sloan 
1966-67 - Sat 18 Feb  DIV 3  Oxford 2-1 Iron  Burkinshaw 
1965-66 - Sat 28 May  DIV 3  Oxford 0-3 Iron  Thomas, Bedford, Mahy 
1965-66 - Sat 30 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 1-2 Oxford  Smith 

Our full record against Oxford United is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 12  13 
Away 13   7   17  18 
TOTAL 25  10  8 30  26

ONE TO WATCH...

Gavin Whyte is Oxford’s top scorer so far this season with five goals.

United signed the Ulster Footballer of the Year from Crusaders in July 2018.

Blessed with pace to spare and an eye for goal, Whyte was on the radar of several EFL clubs, but it was the U’s who captured his signature.

Whyte, who was also the Northern Ireland Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year for 2017/18, has been capped for Northern Ireland U21s and also called up for the national team squad.

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