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Preview: Northampton Town (H)

11 October 2019

The Iron will be looking to build on a run which has seen just one defeat in the last six games when they host Northampton Town on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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12 October 2019

SCENE-SETTER

The Iron fought back to net a 93rd minute equaliser through Abo Eisa in their last game, away at Plymouth Argyle, to claim a hard-earned point. United saw Eisa and Alex Gilliead net their first goals for the club in the clash with the Pilgrims and it was a result which lifted them up to 22nd in the table.

Scunthorpe will be seeking a second league victory of the season against the Cobblers, which could close the gap on 21st-placed Oldham Athletic, as Paul Hurst's side look to climb the table.

Northampton enter the game sitting 14th in League Two following a 1-0 home defeat to Leyton Orient last weekend.

TEAM NEWS

Manager Paul Hurst has confirmed six players will miss out due to being unavailable, but didn't want to alert Northampton to which players they are. Click here to see the manager's pre-match update.

Matthew Lund sits out the second game of a three-match suspension.

OPPOSITION VIEW

Cobblers manager Keith Curle said: “Scunthorpe have been hammered with injuries at the beginning of the season so I think it’s been hard for them to get that continuity in the team and in results. “They are just getting to the stage now where consistently they are getting players back so they have better options. I think they’ve got a very good squad and they haven’t been getting the results they would have perhaps anticipated.

“With the quality they have you would assume they will be in and around the top ten come the end of the season. They have players with quality and Kevin van Veen is one of those. There is no doubt Kevin has the ability to play much higher he just needs to find that level of consistency. I’ve got a lot of time for Kevin and it will be good to see him on Saturday.”

PAST MEETINGS

The two teams played out a 2-2 draw in their last meeting at the Sands Venue Stadium during February 2018. Funso Ojo and Murray Wallace were on target as Graham Alexander's team came from behind twice to claim a share of the spoils.

Earlier that season, Cameron Burgess and Duane Holmes (2) netted as United won 3-0 at Sixfields, while Hakeeb Adelakun scored the decisive goal in a 1-0 home FA Cup first round replay win over the Cobblers after a 0-0 away draw.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Sat 17 Feb LG 1 Iron 2-2 Northampton Ojo, Wallace
2017-18 - Sat 18 Nov LG 1 Northampton 0-3 Iron Burgess, Holmes 2
2017-18 - Tue 14 Nov FAC R1 R Iron 1-0 Northampton Adelakun
2017-18 - Sat 4 Nov FAC R1 Northampton 0-0 Iron  
2016-17 - Sat 14 Jan LG 1 Northampton 1-2 Iron van Veen, Morris
2016-17 - Sat 8 Oct  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Northampton  Morris 
2013-14 - Sat 8 Mar  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Northampton  Canavan 
2013-14 - Sat 7 Sep  LG 1  Northampton 1-1 Iron  Canavan 
2008-09 - Tue 21 Apr  LG 1  Northampton 3-3 Iron  Trotter, McCann, Sparrow 
2008-09 - Sat 13 Dec  LG 1  Iron 4-4 Northampton  May, Hopper 2, May 
2006-07 - Mon 9 Apr  LG 1  Northampton 2-1 Iron  Sharp 
2006-07 - Sat 18 Nov  LG 1  Iron 1-0 Northampton  Crosby 
2004-05 - Sat 9 Apr  LG 2  Northampton 1-2 Iron  Hayes, Kell 
2004-05 - Mon 30 Aug  LG 2  Iron 2-0 Northampton  Keogh, Crosby 
2003-04 - Sat 21 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 1-0 Northampton  Ridley 
2003-04 - Fri 17 Oct  DIV 3  Northampton 1-1 Iron  Kell 
1996-97 - Sat 3 May  DIV 3  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1996-97 - Tue 15 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 2-1 Northampton  D'Auria, Hope 
1995-96 - Sat 30 Mar  DIV 3  Northampton 1-2 Iron  Clarkson, McFarlane 
1995-96 - Sat 7 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Northampton   
1994-95 - Fri 16 Dec  DIV 3  Northampton 0-1 Iron  Knill 
1994-95 - Sat 27 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Northampton  Bradley 
1993-94 - Tue 8 Mar  DIV 3  Northampton 4-0 Iron   
1993-94 - Sat 16 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 7-0 Northampton  Carmichael 3, Thompstone, Smith, Elliott, Toman 
1992-93 - Tue 30 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 5-0 Northampton  Elliott, Goodacre 2, Helliwell, Thompstone 
1992-93 - Sat 12 Sep  DIV 3  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1991-92 - Tue 14 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 3-0 Northampton  Hill, Buckley, Daws 
1991-92 - Sat 19 Oct  DIV 4  Northampton 0-1 Iron  Helliwell 
1990-91 - Sat 30 Mar  DIV 4  Northampton 2-1 Iron  Taylor 
1990-91 - Tue 5 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 3-0 Northampton  Daws, Chard (og), Lillis 
1986-87 - Wed 11 Mar  DIV 4  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1986-87 - Sat 23 Aug  DIV 4  Iron 2-2 Northampton  Cammack, Hunter 
1985-86 - Tue 18 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Northampton  Broddle 
1985-86 - Sat 2 Nov  DIV 4  Northampton 2-2 Iron  Brolly, Lister 
1984-85 - Fri 22 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Northampton  Hill, Broddle 
1984-85 - Sat 6 Oct  DIV 4  Northampton 0-2 Iron  Matthews, Cowling 
1982-83 - Sun 20 Mar  DIV 4  Northampton 2-1 Iron  Cowling 
1982-83 - Sat 6 Nov  DIV 4  Iron 5-1 Northampton  O'Berg 2, Cammack 3 
1981-82 - Sat 23 Jan  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Northampton  Stewart, Telfer 
1981-82 - Sat 29 Aug  DIV 4  Northampton 1-1 Iron  Green 
1980-81 - Fri 13 Mar  DIV 4  Northampton 3-3 Iron  Grimes, O'Berg, Green 
1980-81 - Sat 11 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 0-2 Northampton   
1979-80 - Fri 25 Apr  DIV 4  Iron 3-0 Northampton  Stewart, Cammack 2 
1979-80 - Sat 8 Dec  DIV 4  Northampton 0-0 Iron   
1978-79 - Tue 20 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 0-3 Northampton   
1978-79 - Fri 15 Sep  DIV 4  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1977-78 - Sat 25 Feb  DIV 4  Northampton 1-2 Iron  Lumby, Deere 
1977-78 - Sat 1 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 2-2 Northampton  Heron, Lumby 
1975-76 - Fri 27 Feb  DIV 4  Northampton 2-1 Iron  O'Connor 
1975-76 - Sat 25 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 0-2 Northampton   
1974-75 - Sat 15 Feb  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Northampton  Roberts, Pilling 
1974-75 - Tue 11 Feb  DIV 4  Northampton 3-0 Iron   
1973-74 - Sun 10 Feb  DIV 4  Iron 1-2 Northampton  Collier 
1973-74 - Fri 21 Sep  DIV 4  Northampton 2-0 Iron   
1971-72 - Sat 1 Jan  DIV 4  Northampton 0-2 Iron  Jackson, Kerr 
1971-72 - Fri 17 Sep  DIV 4  Iron 0-0 Northampton   
1970-71 - Sat 30 Jan  DIV 4  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1970-71 - Sat 28 Nov  DIV 4  Iron 2-2 Northampton  Barker, Woolmer 
1969-70 - Tue 17 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Northampton  Davidson 
1969-70 - Wed 18 Feb  DIV 4  Northampton 2-1 Iron  Heath 
1967-68 - Sat 2 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Northampton  Kerr 
1967-68 - Sat 14 Oct  DIV 3  Northampton 1-0 Iron   
1963-64 - Tue 3 Sep  DIV 2  Northampton 2-0 Iron   
1963-64 - Tue 27 Aug  DIV 2  Iron 1-2 Northampton  Lawther 

Our full record against Northampton Town is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 32  16  11  59  32 
Away 32  8 15 33  42 
TOTAL 64  25 19  20  92  74 

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