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Preview: Oxford United (A)

1 March 2019

Match Previews

Preview: Oxford United (A)

1 March 2019

The Iron will be looking to return to winning ways in Sky Bet League One this weekend when they travel to the Kassam tadium to take on Oxford United on Saturday 2nd March (3pm kick-off).

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Stuart McCall’s side enter the game coming off the back of two tough matches against Gillingham and Doncaster respectively, and they will be hoping to pick-up their first victory in three matches on Saturday. 

Kyle Wootton has been in good form for the Iron of late and will be looking to continue in the same vein this weekend, after scoring the equaliser to earn his third league goal of the season in the 1-1 draw against Doncaster at Glanford Park last time out. 

Meanwhile, Oxford have been on a difficult run themselves, only winning once in their last six in all competitions. This recent run of form has seen them drop just above the relegation zone to 20th in the league table. 

However, the U’s were 1-0 winners against Blackpool last weekend, and will be searching for back-to-back victories for the first time since December. Jordan Graham scored the only goal of the game, netting just before half-time, as Oxford held on to earn all three points at Bloomfield Road. 


Tony McMahon, on loan to the Iron from Oxford, will miss out as part of the deal that brought him to the club.

Meanwhile, Byron Webster could also miss out with a hamstring strain.

Elsewhere, Josh Morris is out for a few weeks with a fractured fibula and strained ankle ligaments. Jordan Clarke is out for two 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 last week. 

Matthew Lund is out until April after a clean-up operation on a knee problem, while Cameron Borthwick-Jackson will be out for a few weeks with cartilage damage.


The Iron have a decent record against Oxford United of late, having not lost against them since March 2017. 

Two of the previous three encounters have ended in entertaining draws, one of the most memorable being the reverse fixtures earlier on in the season at Glanford Park, when the Iron came back from 3-0 down to score three goals in six minutes and salvage a draw. 

Scunthorpe’s last success against the U’s came just last season, when Josh Morris notched the only goal of the game ten minutes from time, and the Iron will be hoping for a repeat of that scoreline this weekend.  

2018-19 - Sat 3 Nov LG 1 Iron 3-3 Oxford Clarke, Thomas, Goode
2017-18 - Fri 30 Mar LG 1 Oxford 1-1 Iron Toney
2017-18 - Sat 19 Aug LG 1 Iron 1-0 Oxford Morris
2016-17 - Sat 18 Mar LG 1 Oxford 2-1 Iron Madden
2016-17 - Tue 10 Jan EFLT R3  Oxford 4-1 Iron  Williams 
2016-17 - Sat 26 Nov  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Holmes 
2013-14 - Mon 21 Apr  LG 2  Iron 1-0 Oxford  Sparrow 
2013-14 - Sun 29 Dec  LG 2  Oxford 0-2 Iron  Burton, Syers 
2004-05 - Fri 25 Mar  LG 2  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Baraclough 
2004-05 - Sat 14 Aug  LG 2  Oxford 1-1 Iron  Hayes 
2003-04 - Wed 11 Feb  DIV 3  Oxford 3-2 Iron  Torpey 2 
2003-04 - Sat 23 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Beagrie 
2002-03 - Sat 26 Apr  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Oxford  Hayes, Dalglish 
2002-03 - Sat 5 Oct  DIV 3  Oxford 0-1 Iron  Beagrie 
2001-02 - Sat 9 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 1-0 Oxford  Hodges 
2001-02 - Sat 20 Oct  DIV 3  Oxford 0-1 Iron  Torpey 
1999-00 - Sat 29 Apr  DIV 2  Oxford 2-0 Iron   
1999-00 - Tue 19 Oct  DIV 2  Iron 1-0 Oxford  Ipoua 
1983-84 - Sat 31 Mar  DIV 3  Oxford 1-0 Iron   
1983-84 - Wed 7 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Oxford   
1967-68 - Sat 30 Dec  DIV 3  Oxford 2-3 Iron  Deere 2, Sloan 
1967-68 - Tue 26 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oxford  Sloan 
1966-67 - Fri 10 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 2-2 Oxford  Barton, Sloan 
1966-67 - Sat 18 Feb  DIV 3  Oxford 2-1 Iron  Burkinshaw 
1965-66 - Sat 28 May  DIV 3  Oxford 0-3 Iron  Thomas, Bedford, Mahy 
1965-66 - Sat 30 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 1-2 Oxford  Smith 

Our full record against Oxford United is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 13  16  11 
Away 13   7   17  18 
TOTAL 26  10  8 33  29


English winger James Henry has been Oxford United’s biggest threat in attack this season. Coming off the right flank, the 29-year-old has scored 12 goals, and has provided four assists for his team, and he will be sure to keep the Iron defence on their toes again on Saturday. 

The winger started his career with hometown club Reading in 2006, where he stayed for four years, but only made a handful of appearances for the Royals, after he was loaned out a number of times to the likes of Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, Norwich and Millwall. 

Then, after two successful loan spells at Millwall, Henry made his move to the Den permanent in 2010. Four fruitful years followed, and the winger went on to play 121 times and scored 10 goals in the process. 

After making a name for himself there, the tricky winger left to join Wolves in 2014, before joining up with Oxford three years later. During his time with the U’s so far, Henry has enjoyed finding the back of the net, and has scored over 20 times in almost 70 appearances. 


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