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Iron fans to cover less miles in 2019-20

28 May 2019

United fans will put in less miles following their team in Sky Bet League Two next season - 50 fewer than in the last campaign in fact.

Last season, Scunthorpe travelled 6,826 miles both ways in the 23 regular away league games. 

In 2019-20 though, supporters going to every away league match will travel 6,776 miles to support the Iron. 

Following relegation from League One, the Iron’s shortest trip next season will see them reunited with fierce local rivals Grimsby Town with the two sides facing each other in the league for the first time since 2004-05.

Bradford City is the third shortest trip, as it was last season, after also being relegated from League One while United’s longest trip will continue to be Plymouth Argyle for the third successive campaign after the Pilgrims also dropped down a division. 

Meanwhile, Mansfield Town slots in as Scunthorpe’s second closest opponents following their play-off semi-final defeat against Newport County. The Exiles also remain in the division as one of the campaign’s longest journeys as they were edged out in the final by Tranmere Rovers after extra time.

Leyton Orient returned to the EFL after winning the National League to add another long journey for the side, while Salford City will compete in the league for the very first time after triumphing at Wembley Stadium in their play-off final against AFC Fylde.

LEAGUE ONE MILEAGE CHART (ONE WAY)
Grimsby Town - 32 miles
Mansfield Town - 58 miles
Bradford City - 61 miles 
Oldham Athletic - 81 miles
Salford City - 86 miles
Macclesfield Town - 90 miles
Port Vale - 95 miles
Walsall - 115 miles 
Crewe Alexandra - 121 miles
Northampton Town - 127 miles
Cambridge United - 129 miles
Morecambe - 138 miles
Stevenage - 143 miles
Carlisle United - 161 miles
Cheltenham Town - 167 miles
Leyton Orient - 174 miles
Colchester United - 184 miles
Forest Green Rovers - 186 miles
Swindon Town - 198 miles
Newport County - 211 miles
Crawley Town - 236 miles
Exeter City - 276 miles
Plymouth Argyle - 319 miles

RECENT CAMPAIGNS  
2014-15 5,736
2015-16 5,270
2016-17 6,190
2017-18 6,530
2018-19 6,826
2019-20 6,776

*please note, the figures are based on travelling to and from Glanford Park on the shortest possible route


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