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Preview: Shrewsbury Town (A)

5 April 2019

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).

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Pay on the day at Shrewsbury Town

6 April 2019

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.

TEAM NEWS…

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.

PAST MEETINGS…

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   
  P W D L F A
Home 25  13 35 21 
Away 23  12 28 43
TOTAL 48 19 12 16 63 64

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…

SATURDAY
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

SUNDAY
Coventry City v Bristol Rovers


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