The Iron will be looking to do the league double over Shrewsbury Town this weekend when they travel to the New Meadow on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League One. (3pm kick-off).
Last time out, we were narrowly beaten 2-1 by AFC Wimbledon at Glanford Park. Lee Novak pulled a goal back for United in the second half, after Jak Alnwick had previously saved a penalty, before James Hanson scored a brace to secure victory for the Dons.
As for Shrewsbury, they sit 15th in League One, after beating Southend United 2-0 at Roots Hall last Saturday. Fejiri Okenabirhie opened the scoring 50 minutes in, before Luke Waterfall then doubled the Shrews advantage midway through the second half. That victory saw Sam Ricketts' side win their second game in three matches.
A win over the Shrews would see Scunthorpe climb above them in the league table.
Caretaker manager Andy Dawson reported no fresh injury worries heading into the match, with Kevin van Veen shaking off a hamstring problem which forced him off early against AFC Wimbledon last week.
Josh Morris (fractured fibula and strained ankle ligaments), Matthew Lund and Jordan Clarke (both knee) are back on the training pitch but will still be out of action for an unspecified length of time as the medical staff continue to monitor them, though Dawson is hoping they will still have a part to play this season.
Elsewhere, Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season. Rory Watson (arm) is back on the training pitch too but is working towards a return at the start of pre-season in his recovery.
The Iron defeated Shrewsbury 1-0 in the league at Glanford Park earlier this season. Lee Novak scored the winner that day, and he will be hoping for a repeat of that this weekend.
Here’s the full record:
|SEASON / DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
|2018-19 - Sun 2 Dec||FAC R1||Shrews 1-0 Iron|
|2018-19 - Sat 22 Sep||LG 1||Iron 1-0 Shrews||Novak|
|2017-18 - Sat 17 Mar||LG 1||Iron 1-2 Shrews||Morris|
|2017-18 - Sat 30 Sep||LG 1||Shrews 2-0 Iron|
|2016-17 - Sat 11 Feb||LG 1||Iron 0-1 Shrews|
|2016-17 - Tue 4 Oct||FLT GS||Iron 2-0 Shrews||Lancashire og, Margetts|
|2016-17 - Sat 17 Sep||LG 1||Shrews 0-1 Iron||Mirfin|
|2015-16 - Sat 12 Mar||LG 1||Shrews 2-2 Iron||Wootton, Madden|
|2015-16 - Sat 17 Oct||LG 1||Iron 2-1 Shrews||Laird, Madden|
|2012-13 - Sat 5 Jan||LG 1||Iron 0-0 Shrews|
|2012-13 - Sat 15 Sep||LG 1||Shrews 0-1 Iron||Clarke|
|2004-05 - Sat 7 May||DIV 3||Shrews 0-0 Iron|
|2004-05 - Sat 27 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Shrews||Beagrie, Hayes, Taylor|
|2003-04 - Sat 8 Nov||FAC R1||Iron 2-1 Shrews||Hayes 2|
|2003-04 - Tue 14 Oct||FLT R2||Iron 2-1 Shrews||Jackson, Kell|
|2002-03 - Sat 3 May||DIV 3||Shrews 1-2 Iron||Dalglish 2|
|2002-03 - Sat 28 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Shrews||Sparrow|
|2001-02 - Sat 2 Feb||DIV 3||Shrews 2-2 Iron||Jackson, Quailey|
|2001-02 - Sat 29 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Shrews||Thom, Carruthers, Quailey|
|2000-01 - Sat 14 Apr||DIV 3||Shrews 0-2 Iron||Torpey, Wilcox|
|2000-01 - Tue 24 Oct||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Shrews||Ipoua, Dawson|
|1998-99 - Sat 9 Jan||DIV 3||Iron 3-0 Shrews||Forrester, Eyre, Gayle|
|1998-99 - Sat 8 Aug||DIV 3||Shrews 2-1 Iron||Forrester|
|1997-98 - Sat 2 May||DIV 3||Shrews 0-2 Iron||Marshall, Forrester|
|1997-98 - Tue 21 Oct||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Shrews||Forrester|
|1996-97 - Tue 11 Feb||FLT R2||Shrews 2-1 Iron||Hope|
|1995-96 - Tue 12 Dec||FAC R2 R||Shrews 2-1 Iron||Paterson|
|1995-96 - Sat 2 Dec||FAC R2||Iron 1-1 Shrews||Eyre|
|1993-94 - Sat 30 Apr||DIV 3||Iron 1-4 Shrews||Juryeff|
|1993-94 - Sat 20 Nov||DIV 3||Shrews 0-0 Iron|
|1993-94 - Tue 24 Aug||LG CUP R1 L2||Iron 1-1 Shrews||Martin|
|1993-94 - Tue 17 Aug||LG CUP R1 L1||Shrews 1-0 Iron|
|1992-93 - Tue 26 Jan||DIV 3||Shrews 2-1 Iron||Helliwell|
|1992-93 - Sat 29 Aug||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Shrews||Alexander|
|1974-75 - Sat 15 Mar||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Shrews||Davidson|
|1974-75 - Sat 28 Sep||DIV 4||Shrews 5-0 Iron|
|1972-73 - Fri 30 Mar||DIV 3||Shrews 4-2 Iron||Kirk, Collier|
|1972-73 - Sat 25 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 1-0 Shrews||Fletcher|
|1967-68 - Sat 13 Apr||DIV 3||Shrews 4-0 Iron|
|1967-68 - Fri 17 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Shrews|
|1966-67 - Sat 4 Feb||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Shrews||Rusling 2|
|1966-67 - Sat 24 Sep||DIV 3||Shrews 4-3 Iron||Ash, Barton, Smith|
|1965-66 - Tue 28 Dec||DIV 3||Iron 1-4 Shrews||Bedford|
|1965-66 - Mon 27 Dec||DIV 3||Shrews 1-4 Iron||Bedford 3, Hutton|
|1964-65 - Sat 2 Jan||DIV 3||Shrews 3-2 Iron||Hutton, Scott|
|1964-65 - Fri 4 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 3-2 Shrews||Lawther, Sloan, Ratcliffe|
|1950-51 - Sat 16 Dec||DIV 3 (N)||Shrews 3-1 Iron||Gorin|
|1950-51 - Sat 19 Aug||DIV 3 (N)||Iron 0-0 Shrews|
ONE TO WATCH…
Of Nigerian heritage, winger Fejiri Okenabirhie injects pace and power into the Shrewsbury side.
The 23-year-old attacker has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season and currently leads the way as the Shrews top scorer. He also has four assists to his name.
Okenabirhie started his career in the youth ranks at Arsenal before switching to Stevenage in 2014.
Since then, he dropped into non-league, playing for the likes of Harrow Borough and Dagenham & Redbridge where he really started making a name for himself.
The winger netted 19 times in 68 appearances, which earnt him a move to Shrewsbury in August. Now, Okenabirhie is a star man in Sam Ricketts' side and will be looking to add to his goalscoring tally again this weekend after notching in the last game.
ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…
AFC Wimbledon v Accrington Stanley
Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers
Burton Albion v Barnsley
Fleetwood Town v Southend United
Luton Town v Blackpool
Peterborough United v Gillingham
Plymouth Argyle v Charlton Athletic
Rochdale v Sunderland
Walsall v Oxford United
Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth
Coventry City v Bristol Rovers