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Preview: Cheltenham Town (A)

9 August 2019

Scunthorpe United have their first match on the road this Saturday, at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium against Cheltenham Town (3pm kick-off).

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10 August 2019

SCENE-SETTER 

This weekend’s match will see Scunthorpe United travel to Cheltenham Town. Both teams are still looking for their first points of the new season. Cheltenham lost 1-0 away at Leyton Orient in an emotional meeting at the Matchroom Stadium, the first competitive match following the passing of the late O's boss Justin Edinburgh. Scunthorpe, on the other hand, fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Swindon Town at the Sands Venue Stadium.

TEAM NEWS

Iron boss Paul Hurst confirmed to the press ahead of the game that striker Kevin van Veen faces three-to-four weeks out with a knee injury, after coming off injured in the behind-closed-doors clash at Sheffield Wednesday.

Jordan Hallam will be out for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury sustained last weekend, while fellow attacker John McAtee also picked up a knock in the clash with the Owls but could be fit for this weekend.

Elsewhere, Andy Dales (hamstring), Clayton Lewis (thigh), Levi Sutton (knee ligaments) and Lewis Butroid (ankle) are out of contention due to injuries picked up in pre-season.

Meanwhile, James Perch misses out through the second match of a three-game suspension that came after picking up his 15th booking of the season on the final day of last season at Plymouth Argyle.

Cheltenham's Rohan Ince is set to miss the match after being charged by the FA, for breaching FA Rule E3[1], during the opening fixture at Orient. The midfielder was sent off during the match, as was striker Luke Varney, who was dismissed after two bookable offences.

One player who will be available to Michael Duff is 18-year-old defender, Jacob Greaves, who has joined the club on loan from Hull City.

OPPOSITION VIEW

Cheltenham Town boss Michael Duff is confident in the bouncebackability of his team as they seek to get their first point on the board this weekend against the Iron.

“Scunthorpe will be coming into it disappointed after losing their first home game,” he said.

“They’re a team that has been relegated so they will want to kick-start their momentum as quickly as possible, but it is still obviously very early into the season.”

Duff however, is confident that his side can push on from the defeat against Leyton Orient.

He added: “We’re focusing on ourselves. We believe that we have the quality in the group and believe that if we turn up more often than not, we’ll win more games than we lose."

PAST MEETINGS

The last time that the two sides have met was in March 2014, when the Iron ran out 2-0 winners there.

Sam Winnall scored on each side of the half-time whistle, to secure the points for Scunthorpe United with no reply from the home side.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2013-14 - Tue Mar 25 LG 2 Cheltenham 0-2 Iron Winnall 2
2013-14 - Sat Oct 5 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Cheltenham Esajas, Winnall
2008-09 - Tue Apr 28 LG 1 Iron 3-0 Cheltenham Hayes, Byrne, Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat Oct 18 LG 1 Cheltenham 1-2 Iron Hooper, Sparrow
2006-07 - Tue Jan 16 LG 1 Cheltenham 1-1 Iron Sharp
2006-07 - Tue Nov 21 FAC R1 R Iron 2-0 Cheltenham Baraclough, Sharp
2006-07 - Fri Nov 10 FAC R1 Cheltenham 0-0 Iron  
2006-07 - Sat Sep 16 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Cheltenham Keogh
2004-05 - Sat Mar 12 LG 2 Iron 4-1 Cheltenham Sparrow 2, Kell, Byrne
2004-05 - Tue Aug 10 LG 2 Cheltenham 0-2 Iron Kell, Keogh
2003-04 - Mon Apr 12 DIV 3 Cheltenham 2-1 Iron Groves
2003-04 - Tue Sep 30 DIV 3 Iron 5-2 Cheltenham MacLean 3, Beagrie, Torpey
2001-02 - Sat Mar 30 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Cheltenham Garcia
2001-02 - Sat Oct 27 DIV 3 Cheltenham 3-3 Iron Carruthers, Beagrie, Quailey
2000-01 - Tue Feb 27 DIV 3 Cheltenham 1-0 Iron  
2000-01 - Sat Dec 23 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Cheltenham Torpey
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAW CHELTENHAM WINS
LEAGUE 8 3 3
FA CUP 1 1 0
TOTAL 9 4 3

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