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Preview: Plymouth Argyle (H)

26 October 2018

The Iron return to action with a home clash against Plymouth Argyle on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Following a run of four straight defeats in the league, including the narrow 1-0 loss at Blackpool in midweek, Stuart McCall’s side will be seeking a first victory since October 2nd.

Plymouth head into the game in confident mood following a 3-1 home win over Gillingham, during which Freddie Ladapo scored a brace and Ruben Lameiras notched.

TEAM NEWS…

Funso Ojo is likely to miss out with a hamstring problem picked up at Blackpool, which saw him go for a scan on Thursday.

Elsewhere, Lee Novak is likely to sit out as on Thursday he still hadn't fully recovered from the calf problem which saw him miss the last two games.

Josh Morris (jaw) and Matthew Lund (knee) remain absent for around a month, while Rory Watson (arm) and Matt Gilks (knee) continue to miss out.

PAST MEETINGS…

The Iron defeated Plymouth Argyle twice last season, with the most recent match seeing us win 2-0 at Glanford Park in May through goals from Hakeeb Adelakun and Ivan Toney.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Tue May 1 LG 1 Iron 2-0 Plymouth Adelakun, Toney 
2017-18 - Sat Aug 26 LG 1 Plymouth 0-4 Iron Madden 2, Hopper, Morris
2013-14 - Sat Mar 15 LG 2 Plymouth 0-2 Iron Syers, Cole og
2013-14 - Sat Sep 21 LG 2 Iron 1-0 Plymouth Esajas
2009-10 - Sat Mar 20 CHAMP Iron 2-1 Plymouth Thompson, Woolford
2009-10 - Sat Oct 3 CHAMP Plymouth 2-1 Iron Hooper
2007-08 - Tue Mar 11 CHAMP Iron 1-0 Plymouth Morris
2007-08 - Sat Dec 1 CHAMP Plymouth 3-0 Iron  
2001-02 - Tue Jan 22 DIV 3 Plymouth 2-1 Iron Carruthers
2001-02 - Sat Dec 22 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Plymouth Hodges
2000-01 - Sat Mar 17 DIV 3 Iron 4-1 Plymouth Garcia, Torpey, Quailey 2
2000-01 - Tue Oct 17 DIV 3 Plymouth 1-0 Iron  
1998-99 - Tue Mar 30 DIV 3 Plymouth 5-0 Iron  
1998-99 - Sat Aug 29 DIV 3 Iron 0-2 Plymouth  
1995-96 - Sat Feb 10 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Plymouth McFarlane
1995-96 - Tue Jan 23 DIV 3 Plymouth 1-3 Iron Hope, Turnbull, McFarlane
1983-84 - Sat Apr 7 DIV 3 Iron 3-0 Plymouth Bell, Brolly, Cammack
1983-84 - Tue Sep 27 DIV 3 Plymouth 4-0 Iron  
1972-73 - Tue Feb 6 DIV 3 Plymouth 3-0 Iron  
1972-73 - Tue Oct 10 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Plymouth Kirk
1963-64 - Sat Feb 29 DIV 2 Plymouth 3-1 Iron Hodgson
1963-64 - Sat Nov 16 DIV 2 Iron 1-0 Plymouth Neale
1962-63 - Sat Feb 23 DIV 2 Plymouth 2-3 Iron McGuigan, Howells, Brownsword pen
1962-63 - Sat Oct 6 DIV 2 Iron 2-2 Plymouth Godfrey, Hodgson
1961-62 - Sat Mar 31 DIV 2 Plymouth 3-1 Iron Kaye
1961-62 - Sat Nov 11 DIV 2 Iron 5-1 Plymouth Thomas 4, Thorpe
1960-61 - Sat Apr 22 DIV 2 Iron 2-0 Plymouth Thomas, Bonson
1960-61 - Sat Dec 3 DIV 2 Plymouth 3-1 Iron Sharpe
1959-60 - Thu Sep 3 DIV 2 Iron 2-0 Plymouth Sharpe, Haigh
1959-60 - Mon Aug 24 DIV 2 Plymouth 4-0 Iron  
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS PLYMOUTH WINS
League 15 3 12
Total 15 3 12

ONE TO WATCH…

Freddie Ladapo has been able to count 14 clubs home, from the Premier League to the Isthmian League, but now looks to settle down with Argyle in League One, where he has notched six goals so far this term.

Ladapo headed to Plymouth in the summer having been released by Southend, who signed him from Crystal Palace in January. Palace had plucked Ladapo from Margate, where he was scoring freely in tier seven, but the Eagles only gave him two appearances, and sent him out for loan spells at Oldham and Shrewsbury.

Margate had been the destination for Freddie following a slide down from his start at Colchester, via Kidderminster Harriers, and numerous loans in between, and the goals he scored in Margate’s promotion, and those he bagged on loan at Grays Athletic, showed he is a man with an eye for a goal.

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…

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


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