A busy December fixture schedule for the Iron continues with a rearranged home Sky Bet League Two encounter against Colchester United on Tuesday night (7pm kick-off).
The match was originally set to be played in October but ended up postponed due to the COVID-19 situation at the club at that time.
We come into it on the back of two wins in a week, firstly the 5-2 away success at Harrogate Town last Tuesday and then Saturday's 2-0 home victory over Leyton Orient.
The latter of those was a first win at the Sands Venue Stadium since late September, and Neil Cox will be hoping his side can make it two in the space of three days when Steve Ball's side come to town.
The U's, who were play-off semi-finalists last season under the management of John McGreal and were denied a trip to Wembley by Exeter City, currently sit ninth in the table, and just one point away from the play-offs.
Saturday's 2-1 win over Grimsby Town was their first in four, with Tommy Smith and Callum Harriott getting the goals.
Their last away game was a 6-1 drubbing at Exeter City on November 24th.
Jevani Brown is their top scorer with eight goals to his name, and he is followed by Harriott on five.
Their appearances charts are topped by goalkeeper Dean Gerken, plus defenders Cohen Bramall and Tom Eastman, on 15 starts apiece.
The Iron continue to be without defender Junior Brown for four-to-five weeks as he recovers from a torn thigh muscle. Mason O'Malley has deputised in his place and provided an assist for the opening goal at the weekend.
Kevin van Veen will miss out on the squad once more as the medical team take added precaution as he steps up his return from a hamstring problem.
Elsewhere, Harry Jessop will miss two months of action with a shoulder injury and Frank Vincent remains at parent club Bournemouth as he recovers from his long-term lay-off.
The Iron and Colchester played out a 2-2 draw at the Sands Venue Stadium in December last year, which saw Abo Eisa and Kevin van Veen on the scoresheet before United were pegged back by two second-half U’s strikes.
|SEASON - DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
|2019-20 - Sat Dec 14||LG 2||Iron 2-2 Colchester||Eisa, van Veen|
|2015-16 - Sat Jan 23||LG 1||Iron 3-0 Colchester||Hopper, Madden 2|
|2015-16 - Sat Aug 29||LG 1||Colchester 2-2 Iron||Van Veen, Madden|
|2014-15 - Sat Apr 18||LG 1||Colchester 2-2 Iron||Robinson, Adelakun|
|2014-15 - Sat Oct 14||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Colchester||Fallon|
|2012-13 - Sat Jan 12||LG 1||Colchester 1-2 Iron||Ryan, Hawley|
|2012-13 - Sat Sep 22||LG 1||Iron 1-0 Colchester||Clarke|
|2011-12 - Sat Jan 14||LG 1||Colchester 1-1 Iron||Walker|
|2011-12 - Sat Sep 3||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Colchester||Grant|
|2008-09 - Sat Mar 28||LG 1||Iron 3-0 Colchester||Hooper 2, Lansbury|
|2008-09 - Sat Dec 20||LG 1||Colchester 0-0 Iron|
|2007-08 - Sun May 4||CHAMP||Iron 3-3 Colchester||Forte, Hayes 2|
|2007-08 - Sat Sep 29||CHAMP||Colchester 0-1 Iron||Hayes|
|2005-06 - Sat Mar 25||LG 1||Iron 0-0 Colchester|
|2005-06 - Tue Feb 7||LG 1||Colchester 1-0 Iron|
|1999-00 - Sat Mar 4||DIV 2||Iron 0-0 Colchester|
|1999-00 - Sat Sep 11||DIV 2||Colchester 0-1 Iron||Hodges|
|1997-98 - Sat Mar 7||DIV 3||Iron 1-0 Colchester||McAuley|
|1997-98 - Fri Oct 31||DIV 3||Colchester 3-3 Iron||Hope, D'Auria 2|
|1996-97 - Sat Feb 22||DIV 3||Iron 2-1 Colchester||D'Auria, Jones|
|1996-97 - Tue Nov 19||DIV 3||Colchester 1-1 Iron||Clarkson|
|1995-96 - Sat Dec 16||DIV 3||Colchester 2-1 Iron||Young|
|1995-96 - Sat Sep 30||DIV 3||Iron 1-0 Colchester||Eyre|
|1994-95 - Sat Feb 4||DIV 3||Iron 3-4 Colchester||Eyre 2, Bullimore|
|1994-95 - Sat Nov 26||DIV 3||Colchester 4-2 Iron||Knill, Thornber|
|1993-94 - Sat Jan 22||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Colchester||Carmichael|
|1993-94 - Sat Oct 9||DIV 3||Colchester 2-1 Iron||Carmichael|
|1992-93 - Sat May 1||DIV 3||Colchester 1-0 Iron|
|1992-93 - Sat Oct 24||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Colchester||Daws, Martin, Helliwell|
|1989-90 - Sat Mar 31||DIV 4||Colchester 1-0 Iron|
|1989-90 - Sat Oct 21||DIV 4||Iron 4-0 Colchester||Stevenson, Daws, Hamilton, Taylor|
|1988-89 - Sat Feb 18||DIV 4||Iron 2-3 Colchester||Lister, Nicol|
|1988-89 - Sat Oct 8||DIV 4||Colchester 1-2 Iron||Flounders, Richardson|
|1987-88 - Fri Jan 1||DIV 4||Colchester 0-3 Iron||Daws 2, Lister|
|1987-88 - Sat Aug 29||DIV 4||Iron 2-2 Colchester||Johnson, Flounders|
|1986-87 - Sat Jan 3||DIV 4||Colchester 1-0 Iron|
|1986-87 - Fri 21 Nov||DIV 4||Iron 5-2 Colchester||Lister, Broddle, Johnson 2, McLean|
|1985-86 - Tue Apr 15||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Colchester||Dixon|
|1985-86 - Fri Oct 18||DIV 4||Colchester 1-1 Iron||Broddle|
|1984-85 - Tue Apr 2||DIV 4||Colchester 1-1 Iron||Broddle|
|1984-85 - Fri Aug 31||DIV 4||Iron 2-2 Colchester||Cammack, Cowling|
|1982-83 - Fri Apr 15||DIV 4||Colchester 5-1 Iron||Cammack|
|1982-83 - Sat Oct 2||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Colchester||O'Berg, Angus|
|1981-82 - Fri Apr 2||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Colchester||Moss, Telfer|
|1981-82 - Fri Nov 13||DIV 4||Colchester 2-1 Iron||Stewart|
|1976-77 - Sat Apr 2||DIV 4||Colchester 1-1 Iron||Lumby|
|1976-77 - Sat Oct 23||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Colchester||Keeley, Pilling|
|1973-74 - Sat Mar 16||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Colchester||Keeley|
|1973-74 - Fri Oct 19||DIV 4||Colchester 2-0 Iron|
|1971-72 - Fri Jan 21||DIV 4||Colchester 1-1 Iron||Fletcher|
|1971-72 - Tue Sep 28||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Colchester||Fletcher, Davidson|
|1970-71 - Mon Mar 22||DIV 4||Colchester 2-0 Iron|
|1970-71 - Tue Mar 16||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Colchester||Woolmer, O'Riley|
|1969-70 - Tue Jan 27||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Colchester||Cassidy|
|1969-70 - Mon Sep 29||DIV 4||Colchester 0-2 Iron||Deere, Heath|
|1968-69 - Tue Oct 8||DIV 4||Iron 2-3 Colchester||Kerr, Heath|
|1968-69 - Mon Aug 26||DIV 4||Colchester 0-4 Iron||Kerr 2, Heath, Deere|
|1967-68 - Sat Mar 9||DIV 3||Iron 5-1 Colchester||Colquhoun 2, Punton, Heath, Deere|
|1967-68 - Mon Feb 26||DIV 3||Colchester 1-0 Iron|
|1966-67 - Sat Feb 11||DIV 3||Colchester 0-1 Iron||Sloan|
|1966-67 - Fri Sep 30||DIV 3||Iron 3-1 Colchester||Loughton og, Thomas, Smith|
|1964-65 - Sat Apr 3||DIV 3||Colchester 2-1 Iron||Lindsey|
|1964-65 - Fri Nov 20||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Colchester|
|SCUNTHORPE WINS||DRAWS||COLCHESTER WINS|
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