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Preview: Blackpool (A)

23 October 2018

The Iron return to action with a trip to Blackpool this Tuesday, October 23rd (7.45pm kick-off).

United go into the match looking to bounce back from three successive league defeats against Luton Town, Peterborough United and Wycombe Wanderers respectively, while the Tangerines are unbeaten in ten league games and have only lost once in the division this season.

TEAM NEWS...

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, manager Stuart McCall confirmed forward Lee Novak will continue to sit out with a calf problem that saw him miss Saturday's encounter at Wycombe. 

Full-backs Jordan Clarke and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was fit to start at the weekend despite missing parts of last week with a virus.

Elsewhere, striker Ike Ugbo managed a substitute appearance at the weekend after returning from a hamstring injury and came through those minutes fine, while midfielder James Horsfield (groin) made the bench at the weekend.

Goalkeepers Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) remain long-term absentees, while Matthew Lund (ankle ligaments) and Josh Morris (fractured jaw) are the latest additions to the injury list.
 
PAST MEETINGS...

The Iron were 3-2 victors the last time they went to Bloomfield Road on Boxing Day in 2017. Tom Hopper and Duane Holmes put the side into an early 2-0 lead before Hakeeb Adelakun made it 3-1 in the second half. Scunthorpe then withstood late pressure to hold onto all three points and their first win at Blackpool in 17 years.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Tue 26 Dec LG 1 Blackpool 2-3 Iron Hopper, Holmes, Adelakun
2017-18 - Sat 9 Sep LG 1 Iron 0-0 Blackpool  
2015-16 - Sat 16 Jan LG 1 Blackpool 5-0 Iron  
2015-16 - Sat 5 Sep LG 1 Iron 0-1 Blackpool  
2009-10 - Fri 2 Apr CHAMP Iron 2-4 Blackpool McCann, Hooper
2009-10 - Sat 7 Nov CHAMP Blackpool 4-1 Iron Hayes
2007-08 - Mon 3 Dec CHAMP Iron 1-1 Blackpool Butler
2007-08 - Sat 10 Nov CHAMP Blackpool 1-0 Iron  
2006-07 - Sat 28 Apr LG 1 Blackpool 3-1 Iron Sharp
2006-07 - Fri 15 Dec LG 1 Iron 1-3 Blackpool Baraclough
2005-06 - Sat 29 Apr LG 1 Iron 1-0 Blackpool Sharp
2005-06 - Sun 13 Nov LG 1 Blackpool 5-2 Iron Sharp 2
2002-03 - Tue 22 Oct FLT R1 Iron 2-3 Blackpool Torpey, Dawson
2000-01 - Sat 3 Feb DIV 3 Blackpool 6-0 Iron  
2000-01 - Sat 2 Sep DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Blackpool Torpey
1999-00 - Sat 15 Apr DIV 2 Blackpool 0-2 Iron Bull, Sheldon
1999-00 - Tue 28 Dec DIV 2 Iron 1-0 Blackpool Omoyinmi
1998-99 - Tue 18 Aug LGC R1 L2 Iron 1-1 Blackpool Forrester
1998-99 - Tue 11 Aug LGC R1 L1 Blackpool 1-0 Iron  
1996-97 - Tue 3 Sep LGC R1 L2 Blackpool 2-0 Iron  
1996-97 - Tue 30 Aug LGC R1 L1 Iron 2-1 Blackpool Moss, Clarkson
1991-92 - Sat 23 May DIV 4 PO F Blackpool 1-1 Iron
(Blackpool win 4-3 on pens)
Daws
1991-92 - Sat 28 Dec DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Blackpool White 2
1991-92 - Sat 31 Aug DIV 4 Blackpool 2-1 Iron Buckley
1990-91 - Wed 22 May DIV 4 PO SF L2 Blackpool 2-1 Iron Hill
1990-91 - Sun 19 May DIV 4 PO SF L1 Iron 1-1 Blackpool Lillis
1990-91 - Sat 19 Jan DIV 4 Blackpool 3-1 Iron Cowling
1990-91 - Sat 25 Aug DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Blackpool Flounders, Hamilton
1988-89 - Sat 19 Nov FAC R1 Blackpool 2-1 Iron Harle
1987-88 - Tue 12 Jan FAC R3 R Blackpool 1-0 Iron  
1987-88 - Sat 9 Jan FAC R3 Iron 0-0 Blackpool  
1984-85 - Sat 16 Mar DIV 4 Blackpool 1-0 Iron  
1984-85 - Sat 13 Oct DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Blackpool Bell
1982-83 - Sat 23 Apr DIV 4 Iron 4-3 Blackpool Cowling 2, Cammack 2
1982-83 - Sat 18 Dec DIV 4 Blackpool 3-1 Iron Cammack
1981-82 - Sat 9 Jan DIV 4 Blackpool 2-0 Iron  
1981-82 - Sat 5 Sep DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Blackpool Oates
1960-61 - Sat 7 Jan FAC R3 Iron 6-2 Blackpool Thomas 3, Bonson 3

Our full record against Blackpool is as follows: 

  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS BLACKPOOL WINS
League 7 4 15
Cup 0 2 2
League Cup 1 1 2
FA Cup 1 1 2
Total 9 8 21

ONE TO WATCH...

He may be a defender, but Curtis Tilt is in a rich vein of form after netting in his last two games.

Tilt is also part of a sturdy defence for the Tangerines and has been involved in seven clean sheets already this campaign, along with his three strikes.

The 27-year-old has only netted at home this campaign, but they've come in wins against Bradford City and AFC Wimbledon and a draw against Rochdale.

He is a product of non-league having come through Halesowen and Hednesford before moving to Telford and then Wrexham. He would have a loan spell at Forest Green Rovers before Blackpool signed him in June 2017.

So far in his Blackpool career he's netted four goals in 56 appearances, with three of those goals coming in the last seven games.

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE...

Bradford City v Coventry City
Bristol Rovers v AFC Wimbledon
Charlton Athletic v Oxford United
Doncaster Rovers v Sunderland
Luton Town v Accrington Stanley
Peterborough United v Fleetwood Town
Plymouth Argyle v Gillingham
Portsmouth v Burton Albion
Shrewsbury Town v Barnsley
Southend United v Walsall
Wycombe Wanderers v Rochdale


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