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Under-18s Preview: Walsall (A)

25 October 2019

The Iron's Under-18 side return to Youth Alliance Cup action this Saturday, travelling to face Walsall at Birmingham County FA Headquarters, B43 6JF (kick-off 12noon).

SCENE-SETTER

The side head into the encounter off the back of a 2-1 victory against their Mansfield Town counterparts at the One Call Stadium a week ago.

The side came from behind to register victory, with Joey Dawson and Fin Shrimpton both netting for the side to make it back-to-back wins after the 2-0 win on home soil against Lincoln City two weeks ago.

The Saddlers come into the game off the back of a 2-2 draw away at Preston North End in the EFL Youth Alliance Under-18 North West Division, while the Iron will be in buoyant mood after beating Mansfield Town on their travels last weekend.

Walsall currently top Group Four in the Youth Alliance Cup with two wins from two, while Scunthorpe will be looking to keep their chances of progressing to the next stage alive after one win and one defeat from their two games so far.

TEAM NEWS

Tom Collins and Harry Jessop will both once again be in confident mood after being selected for Russ Wilcox's Under-23s side as they faced Bottesford Town in midweek.

With Collins making the step-up, Josh Chapman featured in goal for the side, with Cameron Wilson among the unused substitutes last weekend despite positive performances for both the Under-18s and Under-23s.

LAST LINE-UP: Chapman, Baker, Lobley, D Gallimore, Barks, Kemp, Shrimpton, Dawson, L Gallimore, Jessop, Silva.

IRON SUBS NOT USED: Chadli, Virgo, Wilkinson, Wilson.

ELSEWHERE IN THE EFL YOUTH ALLIANCE CUP NORTH

EFL YA Northern Cup Group 1
Carlisle United v Doncaster Rovers (12noon)
Rotherham United v Fleetwood Town (11am)

EFL YA Northern Cup Group 2
Blackpool v Shrewsbury Town (11am)
Tranmere Rovers v Morecambe (11am)

EFL YA Northern Cup Group 3
Accrington Stanley v Burton Albion (11am)
Lincoln City v Huddersfield Town (11am)

EFL YA Northern Cup Group 4
Salford City v Chesterfield (11am)
Walsall v Scunthorpe United (12noon)

EFL YA Northern Cup Group 5
Notts County v Preston North End


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