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Preview: Accrington Stanley (H)

8 February 2019

The Iron will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s loss to beat Accrington Stanley at Glanford Park this Saturday in Sky Bet League One (3pm kick-off).

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Two first-half goals from Barnsley meant the Iron’s six match unbeaten run came to an end last time out, with Stuart McCall’s side placed 14th in the table. 

Meanwhile, Stanley, who are managed by John Coleman and are placed just one position below Scunthorpe, are yet to win a league game in 2019 and didn’t play last weekend. Their last match was away at Gillingham, where they drew 0-0.

TEAM NEWS…

The Iron are waiting on Kyle Wootton, who missed last weekend's trip to Barnsley through a thigh injury but returned to training on Thursday. The striker was going to be assessed on Friday morning.

Elsewhere, Josh Morris faces a few weeks out with a fractured fibula and strained ankle ligaments.

Jordan Clarke is out for four months (knee), while Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season. Rory Watson (arm) also looks likely to be out for the rest of the season following surgery this week. 

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson will be out up to two months with cartilage damage sustained in the recent victory over Fleetwood Town.

Also unavailable is recent arrival Jacob Bedeau (groin), and James Perch, who starts a two-match suspension after accumulating ten bookings.

PAST MEETINGS…

The Iron’s last meeting with Stanley ended 1-1 in September, which was McCall’s first game in charge.

Midfielder Matthew Lund scored his first goal for the club in that match with just ten minutes remaining on the clock, however the hosts equalised through Seamus Conneely not long after.

Overall, the two sides have faced each other 23 times, with United coming out on top ten times.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2018-19 - Sat Sep 1 LG 1 Accrington 1-1 Iron Lund
2013-14 - Fri Feb 14 LG 2 Accrington 2-3 Iron Winnall, Adelakun, Mirfin
2013-14 - Sat Nov 16 LG 2 Iron 0-2 Accrington  
2011-12 - Tue Aug 9 LGC R1 Accrington 0-2 Iron Dagnall pen, Barcham
1993-94 - Sun Nov 14 FAC R1 Accrington 2-3 Iron Toman, Goodacre 2
1957-58 - Sat Mar 22 DIV 3N Iron 1-0 Accrington Davis
1957-58 - Sat Oct 12 DIV 3N Accrington 2-1 Iron Fletcher
1956-57 - Sat Mar 30 DIV 3N Iron 2-3 Accrington Fletcher, Haigh
1956-57 - Tue Jan 1 DIV 3N Accrington 0-1 Iron Brown
1955-56 - Sat Mar 10 DIV 3N Iron 2-3 Accrington Brown 2
1955-56 - Sat Oct 29 DIV 3N Accrington 2-0 Iron  
1954-55 - Sat Feb 19 DIV 3N Accrington 2-1 Iron Turner
1954-55 - Sat Oct 2 DIV 3N Iron 4-0 Accrington Brown 2, Turner, Haigh
1953-54 - Thu Mar 18 DIV 3N Iron 1-2 Accrington McGill
1953-54 - Fri Jan 1 DIV 3N Accrington 0-1 Iron Gregory
1952-53 - Sat Mar 28 DIV 3N Accrington 2-1 Iron Brown
1952-53 - Sat Nov 8 DIV 3N Iron 5-2 Accrington White 2, Daley 2, Brownsword pen
1951-52 - Sat Apr 5 DIV 3N Iron 3-1 Accrington Cumner, Whitfield, Ottewell
1951-52 - Sat Nov 17 DIV 3N Accrington 2-2 Iron Martin (og), Powell
1950-51 - Sat Feb 17 DIV 3N Accrington 0-0 Iron  
1950-51 - Sat Sep 30 DIV 3N Iron 3-0 Accrington Gorin 3
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS ACCRINGTON WINS
League 8 3 8
League Cup 1 0 0
FA Cup 1 1 1
Total 10 4 9

ONE TO WATCH…

Former Iron forward Billy Kee will be an Accrington dangerman when they visit Glanford Park on Saturday.

The 28-year-old has scored 68 goals in 181 games since he joined them in 2015, which includes ten this term. 

Prior to joining them permanently, Kee played 44 games on loan for Stanley in the 2009/10 season.

After playing for Torquay, he then became a regular scorer for Burton before he joined the Iron in 2014. Whilst in North Lincolnshire, Kee didn't score in 16 games for the club.

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…

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


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