The Iron return to action with a trip to Wycombe Wanderers this Saturda
United go into the match looking to bounce back from two successive league defeats against Luton Town and Peterborough United respectively, while the Chairboys were defeated by Charlton Athletic last time out.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, Iron boss Stuart McCall confirmed winger Josh Morris faces around four weeks out with a fractured jaw, while midfielder Matthew Lund will be out for a similar amount of time with an ankle ligament injury.
Goalkeepers Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) remain long-term absentees.
The Iron drew 0-0 against Wycombe at Glanford Park on their last meeting during the 2013-14 season, and the spoils were also shared in a 1-1 draw at Adams Park earlier that season.
|2013-14 - Sat Mar 29||LG 2||Iron 0-0 Wycombe|
|2013-14 - Sat Dec 14||LG 2||Wycombe 1-1 Iron||Burton|
|2011-12 - Sat Mar 3||LG 1||Iron 4-1 Wycombe||Reid, Barcham 2, Parkin|
|2011-12 - Sat Aug 6||LG 1||Wycombe 1-1 Iron||Nelson|
|2004-05 - Tue Feb 15||LG 2||Wycombe 2-1 Iron||Sparrow|
|2004-05 - Fri Oct 8||LG 2||Iron 2-0 Wycombe||Hayes, Crosby pen|
|1999-00 - Sat Jan 15||DIV 2||Wycombe 2-1 Iron||Sheldon|
|1999-00 - Sat Aug 14||DIV 2||Iron 0-1 Wycombe|
|1993-94 - Sat Apr 23||DIV 3||Wycombe 2-2 Iron||Smith, Bullimore pen|
|1993-94 - Sat Nov 6||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Wycombe|
|SCUNTHORPE WINS||DRAWS||WYCOMBE WINS|
ONE TO WATCH...
Adebayo Akinfenwa, AKA 'the Beast’ signed for the Blues in July 2016 following his release from AFC Wimbledon, where he had slotted home a penalty in their play-off final win at Wembley before issuing a come-and-get-me plea to managers via WhatsApp.
The former Swansea, Gillingham and Northampton star opened his account for his new club in the 1-1 draw with Accrington in August, and went on to add important strikes in the league as well as scoring the winner in the FA Cup first round win at Portsmouth, reaching double figures by January.
Akinfenwa finished the season with an equal career-best 18 goals, scooping the Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year at the end of his maiden campaign at Adams Park.
Bayo would go on to achieve similar success in 2017/18; yet again scoring 18 goals, picking up both the Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards and playing an integral part in the Chairboys’ promotion to League One.
He has scored three goals so far this season.
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Blackpool v AFC Wimbledon
Bradford City v Rochdale
Bristol Rovers v Oxford United
Charlton Athletic v Barnsley
Doncaster Rovers v Gillingham
Luton Town v Walsall
Peterborough United v Accrington Stanley
Plymouth Argyle v Burton Albion
Portsmouth v Fleetwood Town
Shrewsbury Town v Sunderland
Southend United v Coventry City