The Iron head into Saturday’s league clash with Port Vale looking for back-to-back victories after collecting their first away league win since January last weekend.
The 2-0 triumph at Leyton Orient stretched run to four league games unbeaten, while the side will be looking to make it nine games without defeat at the Sands Venue Stadium.
Last time out at home, the Iron convincingly overhauled League One side Sunderland to make it through to the knockout stages of the Leasing.com Trophy, while their last league outing on home soil ended goalless against Stevenage.
Port Vale are also in good form and come into the match off the back of four straight victories in league and cup, most recently reacting to going a goal down inside the opening minute to beat Carlisle United 2-1 last weekend.
The Valiants are seven unbeaten in all competitions and have won their last three games on the road.
Manager Paul Hurst confirmed in his pre-match press conference Coventry City loanee Junior Brown will miss two-to-three weeks of action following a thigh injury which saw him miss out last weekend. Kgosi Ntlhe (groin) made a timely return to the line-up and looks set to continue in the left-back position.
Also missing from the game is Ryan Colclough who has ruled himself out after missing much of the week through illness.
Yann Songo'o (dislocated toe), Jamie Ward (hamstring), Levi Sutton (hand) and Jordan Hallam (hamstring) all continue to miss out, although Hurst expects the majority of his injured group to be back on grass running next week.
Ward and Hallam both have outside chances of making the Leasing.com Trophy encounter at Blackpool next Wednesday, if they continue to make progress. The next league game against Forest Green Rovers on December 7th will be the target for the remaining players and the aforementioned duo should they not make the cup match.
Elsewhere, Regan Slater (ankle) remains absent, while George Miller (quad strain) has been back with the group for a week and is in contention for the encounter.
This fixture dates back to January 1953 when the two sides met at the Old Show Ground for the very first time.
Both sides clashed semi-regularly in the 1970s and 1980s before a change in direction between the two sides in terms of divisions in 1985-86 meant the team wouldn't meet again for two decades.
That next meeting would be in 2005 at Glanford Park with the home team running out comfortable 2-0 winners - Richard Hinds and Andy Keogh getting the goals. That would be the first of six meetings at United's new stadium, with Vale yet to take three points. Scunthorpe have won five of those encounters, including the latest one back in January 2017.
|2016-17 - Sat 27 Jan||LG 1||Iron 3-2 Vale||Morris (pen), Toney, Hopper|
|2016-17 - Sat 27 Aug||LG 1||Vale 3-1 Iron||Morris|
|2015-16 - Sat 30 Apr||LG 1||Iron 1-0 Vale||Madden|
|2015-16 - Sat 12 Dec||LG 1||Vale 1-1 Iron||King|
|2014-15 - Tue 14 Apr||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Vale||Wootton|
|2014-15 - Tue 21 Oct||LG 1||Vale 2-2 Iron||Bishop, Taylor|
|2009-10 - Tue 22 Sep||LG CUP R3||Iron 2-0 Vale||Hayes, McCann|
|2006-07 - Mon 1 Jan||LG 1||Vale 0-0 Iron|
|2006-07 - Tue 12 Sep||LG 1||Iron 3-0 Vale||Sharp (2), Morris|
|2005-06 - Tue 28 Feb||LG 1||Vale 1-2 Iron||Sparrow, Taylor|
|2005-06 - Sat 10 Sep||LG 1||Iron 2-0 Vale||Hinds, Keogh|
|1985-86 - Mon 3 Feb||DIV 4||Vale 3-1 Iron||Graham|
|1985-86 - Tue 22 Oct||DIV 4||Iron 0-0 Vale|
|1984-85 - Fri 10 May||DIV 4||Iron 3-3 Vale||Graham, Broddle, Cammack|
|1984-85 - Sat 22 Dec||DIV 4||Vale 1-1 Iron||Graham|
|1983-84 - Tue 17 Apr||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Vale||Bell|
|1983-84 - Sat 27 Aug||DIV 3||Vale 0-0 Iron|
|1982-83 - Mon 9 May||DIV 4||Vale 0-1 Iron||Cowling|
|1982-83 - Tue 2 Nov||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Vale||Cammack|
|1981-82 - Sat 17 Apr||DIV 4||Vale 2-1 Iron||Cammack|
|1981-82 - Sat 5 Dec||DIV 4||Iron 0-0 Vale|
|1980-81 - Tue 3 Mar||DIV 4||Vale 2-2 Iron||Partridge, Cammack|
|1980-81 - Tue 24 Feb||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Vale||Cammack|
|1979-80 - Sat 5 Apr||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Vale||Pilling|
|1979-80 - Wed 26 Dec||DIV 4||Vale 1-0 Iron|
|1978-79 - Tue 27 Mar||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Vale||Grimes, Earl|
|1978-79 - Sat 19 Aug||DIV 4||Vale 2-2 Iron||Wigg, Pilling|
|1972-73 - Sat 24 Feb||DIV 3||Iron 0-1 Vale|
|1972-73 - Sat 16 Dec||DIV 3||Vale 2-0 Iron|
|1969-70 - Mon 23 Mar||DIV 4||Vale 1-2 Iron||Cassidy (2)|
|1969-70 - Sat 22 Nov||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Vale||Heath, Sproson (og)|
|1968-69 - Sat 5 Apr||DIV 4||Iron 0-1 Vale|
|1968-69 - Sat 28 Sep||DIV 4||Vale 4-1 Iron||Heath|
|1964-65 - Fri 9 Apr||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Vale|
|1964-65 - Sat 28 Nov||DIV 3||Vale 0-1 Iron||Ratcliffe|
|1953-54 - Sat 13 Feb||DIV 3N||Vale 0-0 Iron|
|1953-54 - Sat 26 Sep||DIV 3N||Iron 0-2 Vale|
|1952-53 - Sat 13 Feb||DIV 3N||Vale 4-0 Iron|
|1952-53 - Sat 31 Jan||DIV 3N||Iron 1-2 Vale||Mosby|
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