It's 'Derby Day' on Saturday when the Iron visit North East Lincolnshire rivals Grimsby Town (3pm kick-off).
Scunthorpe enter the game buoyed by a last-gasp 2-1 home win over Barrow at the Sands Venue Stadium on Tuesday night. Abo Eisa and Jordan Clarke were on the scoresheet, with the latter's goal being our first 90th minute winner since November 2017.
The result meant we stayed 18th in League Two but could potentially climb as high as 16th with a victory at Blundell Park.
Ian Holloway's Mariners enter the game on the back of a 3-1 away loss at Southend United on Tuesday night, which saw former Iron defender Luke Waterfall sent off in the closing stages.
They are 20th in the division and will be seeking a first win since November 3rd, when they defeated Barrow 1-0 at home.
Waterfall was top of their appearance charts, with 15 to his name, while they have four players on two goals as joint top league scorers so far this term.
United will have Mason O'Malley and Jake Taylor both available following their absences in midweek.
O'Malley missed out as he was rested following a string of games in a row, while Taylor missed out with a sore achilles.
Harrison McGahey (hamstring) is still missing, but is expected to be back in the New Year, while Junior Brown (thigh) is ahead of schedule and back on the training pitch, but is not ready for action, as yet.
Kevin van Veen has returned to the Netherlands for a short break as he recovers from an injection on the hamstring injury which will keep him out for around 10 weeks, while Frank Vincent (thigh), Harry Jessop (shoulder) and Fin Shrimpton (ankle) are all on the sidelines.
Kevin van Veen was the match-winner on two occasions last season against the Mariners, netting a brace in the 2-1 Leasing.com Trophy group stage win in September and then notching the winner at Blundell Park in December.
We were defeated 2-0 at home by them back in March.
|SEASON - DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
|2019-20 - Sat Mar 7||LG 2||Iron 0-2 Grimsby|
|2019-20 - Sat Dec 21||LG 2||Grimsby 0-1 Iron||van Veen|
|2019-20 - Tue Sep 4||FLT GS||Grimsby 1-2 Iron||van Veen 2|
|2017-18 - Tue Oct 3||FLT GS||Iron 2-1 Grimsby||Hopper 2|
|2013-14 - Tue Nov 19||FAC R1 R||Iron 1-2 Grimsby||Hawkridge|
|2013-14 - Sat Nov 9||FAC R1||Grimsby 0-0 Iron|
|2008-09 - Tue Oct 7||FLT R2||Iron 2-1 Grimsby||Togwell, Morris|
|2004-05 - Sat Apr 23||LG 2||Grimsby 0-0 Iron|
|2004-05 - Sat Nov 6||LG 2||Iron 2-0 Grimsby||Hayes 2|
|1997-98 - Tue Jan 27||FLT QF||Iron 0-2 Grimsby|
|1989-90 - Tue Apr 17||DIV 4||Grimsby 2-1 Iron||Flounders|
|1989-90 - Tue Dec 26||DIV 4||Iron 2-2 Grimsby||Daws, Marshall|
|1988-89 - Sat Mar 18||DIV 4||Grimsby 1-1 Iron||Flounders|
|1988-89 - Sat Sep 10||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Grimsby||Lister|
|1982-83 - Tue Jan 11||FAC R3 R||Grimsby 2-0 Iron|
|1982-83 - Sat Jan 8||FAC R3||Iron 0-0 Grimsby|
|1982-83 - Tue Sep 14||FLC R1 L2||Grimsby 0-0 Iron|
|1982-83 - Tue Aug 31||FLC R1 L1||Iron 1-2 Grimsby||Cowling|
|1979-80 - Tue Aug 14||FLC R1 L2||Iron 0-0 Grimsby|
|1979-80 - Sat Aug 11||FLC R1 L1||Grimsby 2-0 Iron|
|1978-79 - Sat Apr 14||DIV 4||Grimsby 1-1 Iron||Kavanagh|
|1978-79 - Tue Dec 26||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Grimsby||Kilmore, Grimes|
|1977-78 - Fri Mar 3||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Grimsby||Lumby 2|
|1977-78 - Sat Oct 8||DIV 4||Grimsby 0-0 Iron|
|1972-73 - Tue Dec 26||DIV 3||Grimsby 1-0 Iron|
|1972-73 - Sat Sep 23||DIV 3||Iron 1-2 Grimsby||Deere|
|1971-72 - Sat Oct 16||DIV 4||Iron 1-2 Grimsby||Deere|
|1971-72 - Sat Aug 14||DIV 4||Grimsby 4-1 Iron||Fletcher|
|1970-71 - Fri Apr 9||DIV 4||Grimsby 1-0 Iron|
|1970-71 - Sat Oct 3||DIV 4||Iron 1-2 Grimsby||Keegan|
|1969-70 - Sat Dec 13||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Grimsby||Cassidy|
|1969-70 - Sat Sep 13||DIV 4||Grimsby 1-1 Iron||Heath|
|1968-69 - Sat Jan 25||DIV 4||Grimsby 0-1 Iron||Cassidy|
|1968-69 - Wed Nov 6||DIV 4||Iron 1-2 Grimsby||Colquhoun|
|1967-68 - Sat Jan 20||DIV 3||Iron 0-3 Grimsby|
|1967-68 - Sat Sep 16||DIV 3||Grimsby 2-1 Iron||Barton|
|1966-67 - Tue Sep 27||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Grimsby|
|1966-67 - Wed Sep 7||DIV 3||Grimsby 7-1 Iron||Bedford|
|1965-66 - Tue Apr 12||DIV 3||Iron 2-2 Grimsby||Bedford, Colquhoun|
|1965-66 - Fri Apr 8||DIV 3||Grimsby 1-3 Iron||Sloan 3|
|1964-65 - Tue Apr 6||DIV 3||Grimsby 3-0 Iron|
|1964-65 - Sat Dec 26||DIV 3||Iron 2-1 Grimsby||Ratcliffe, Kirkman|
|1963-64 - Sat Apr 11||DIV 2||Grimsby 2-0 Iron|
|1963-64 - Sat Nov 30||DIV 2||Iron 2-2 Grimsby||Conde, Lawther|
|1962-63 - Fri Dec 21||DIV 2||Iron 1-1 Grimsby||Gibson|
|1962-63 - Sat Aug 25||DIV 2||Grimsby 3-0 Iron|
|1958-59 - Sat Mar 14||DIV 2||Iron 1-3 Grimsby||Marriott|
|1958-59 - Sat Oct 25||DIV 2||Grimsby 1-1 Iron||Waldock|
|1955-56 - Mon Apr 2||DIV 3N||Iron 0-1 Grimsby|
|1955-56 - Fri Mar 30||DIV 3N||Grimsby 0-1 Iron||Brown|
|1954-55 - Thu Sep 2||DIV 3N||Iron 1-0 Grimsby||Jones|
|1954-55 - Tue Aug 24||DIV 3N||Grimsby 1-4 Iron||Brown 2, McGill, Gregory|
|1953-54 - Sat Dec 19||DIV 3N||Iron 2-1 Grimsby||Whitfield, Gregory|
|1953-54 - Sat Aug 22||DIV 3N||Grimsby 0-1 Iron||Gregory|
|1952-53 - Wed Sep 3||DIV 3N||Grimsby 1-0 Iron|
|1952-53 - Thu Aug 28||DIV 3N||Iron 0-1 Grimsby|
|1951-52 - Wed Dec 26||DIV 3N||Iron 1-3 Grimsby||Powell|
|1951-52 - Tue Dec 25||DIV 3N||Grimsby 3-2 Iron||Powell 2|
|SCUNTHORPE WINS||DRAWS||GRIMSBY WINS|
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