Following progression in the Premier League Cup, the Iron's Under-23 side are to travel to Roots Hall to face Southend United to battle it out for a place in the group stage of the competition.
Scunthorpe beat their Shrewsbury Town counterparts 2-0 in the first preliminary round of the competition and will visit the Shrimpers on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (kick-off 4pm) for a place in the next stage.
Southend got past Fleetwood Town in their first preliminary round to get to this stage, beating the Cod Army 4-1 at Roots Hall.
Admission for the game will be free of charge.
Competition Format Reminder
- Qualifying stage: If more than 32 clubs enter the competition, a qualifying knock-out stage takes place between Category 3 and 4 clubs to determine who joins Category 1 and 2 sides in the Group stage.
- Group stage: The tournament will be split into eight groups of four clubs, with each team playing their opposing clubs home and away. The top two teams advance to the knockout stage.
- Knockout stage: The last 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will all be one-off knockout ties. If the ties are level after 90 minutes, they go to extra-time and then penalties if the teams still can't be separated.
As a result of the Iron's progression in the competition, the Central League fixture against Walsall Under-23s, scheduled for the same day, has been re-arranged for Tuesday, October 29th, 2019.