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Preview: Walsall (A)

29 December 2020

The Iron will be looking to get their first win in three games when they make the Sky Bet League Two trip to take on Walsall this Tuesday night.

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29 December 2020

SCENE-SETTER...

The two sides meet at the Banks's Stadium as United aim to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat at local rivals Grimsby Town and the subsequent 3-2 home Boxing Day loss to Mansfield Town.

Prior to the Grimsby game and the December 12th trip to Southend, Scunthorpe had won three away games in a row and will be seeking to get back to the form on the road that saw victories at Oldham Athletic (2-0), Port Vale (1-0) and Harrogate Town (5-2).

We are 20th in the division at present, though a win at Walsall could take us up a couple of places.

THE OPPOSITION...

The Saddlers come into tonight's match sitting ninth in the division and just one point off the play-offs, with a win capable of bringing them up to seventh.

They had disappointment three days ago though when Salford City defeated them 2-0. Their last home game saw a 4-3 victory over Port Vale in a match where Jake Scrimshaw and Dan Scarr both scored twice.

Prior to Boxing Day, they had been unbeaten in six games and won the most recent four.

Top scorer for Darrell Clarke's men is Elijah Adebayo on eight goals, with Caolan Lavery following on four. Scarr tops the appearance charts with 20 league starts to his name.

TEAM NEWS...

Emmanuel Onariase was set to be assessed after coming off during the Mansfield game with an ankle injury.

Harrison McGahey (hamstring) is still missing, and is expected to be back available in late January, while Junior Brown (thigh) is ahead of schedule and back on the training pitch, but is not ready for action just yet - with the Christmas period likely to come too soon.

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) and Fin Shrimpton (ankle) are on the sidelines.

PAST MEETINGS...

We met the Saddlers twice last season, and lost on both occasions (2-0 on Boxing Day at the Sands Venue Stadium and 1-0 away).

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019-20 - Thu 26 Dec LG 1 Iron 0-2 Walsall  
2019-20 - Sat 21 Sep LG 1 Walsall 1-0 Iron  
2018-19 - Sat 12 Jan LG 1 Walsall 1-2 Iron Ojo, Novak
2018-19 - Sat 11 Aug LG 1 Iron 1-1 Walsall Novak
2017-18 - Sat 21 Apr LG 1 Iron 1-0 Walsall Yates
2017-18 - Sat 9 Dec LG 1 Walsall 1-0 Iron  
2016-17 - Tue 14 Feb LG 1 Iron 0-0 Walsall  
2016-17 - Tue 27 Sep  LG 1  Walsall 1-4 Iron  Morris 3, Bishop 
2015-16 - Tue 1 Mar  LG 1  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
2015-16 - Tue 29 Sep  LG 1  Iron 0-1 Walsall   
2014-15 - Sat 10 Jan  LG 1  Walsall 1-4 Iron  Chambers (og), Hopper, Madden, Bishop 
2014-15 - Sat 30 Aug  LG 1  Iron 2-1 Walsall  Adelakun, McSheffrey 
2012-13 - Sat 14 Apr  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Walsall  Canavan 
2012-13 - Tue 6 Nov  LG 1  Walsall 1-4 Iron  Canavan 2, Duffy, Clarke 
2011-12 - Tue 21 Feb  LG 1  Iron 0-1 Walsall   
2011-12 - Sat 17 Sep  LG 1  Walsall 2-2 Iron  Thompson, Ryan 
2008-09 - Tue 3 Mar  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Walsall  Odejayi 
2008-09 - Sat 8 Nov  LG 1  Walsall 1-3 Iron  Hooper 2, Hurst 
2008-09 - Sat 16 Aug  LG 1  Walsall 2-1 Iron  Thompson 
2005-06 - Sat 11 Feb  LG 1  Walsall 2-2 Iron  Keogh, MacKenzie 
2005-06 - Sat 24 Sep  LG 1  Iron 1-3 Walsall  Sharp 
1994-95 - Sat 29 Apr  DIV 3  Walsall 2-1 Iron  Gregory 
1994-95 - Sat 10 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 0-1 Walsall   
1993-94 - Mon 3 Jan  DIV 3  Iron 5-0 Walsall  Martin, Smith, Bullimore, Carmichael, Henderson 
1993-94 - Tue 14 Dec  FAC R2 R  Iron 0-0 Walsall 
(Iron win 7-6 on pens) 
 
1993-94 - Sat 4 Dec  FAC R2  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Carmichael 
1993-94 - Tue 31 Aug  DIV 3  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
1992-93 - Sat 20 Feb  DIV 3  Walsall 3-2 Iron  Stevenson, Helliwell 
1992-93 - Tue 1 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Walsall  Elliott, Helliwell 
1991-92 - Sat 7 Mar  DIV 4  Walsall 2-1 Iron  Buckley 
1991-92 - Sat 25 Jan  DIV 4  Iron 1-1 Walsall  White 
1990-91 - Tue 12 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Walsall  Daws 
1990-91 - Tue 2 Oct  DIV 4  Walsall 3-0 Iron   
1983-84 - Tue 6 Mar  DIV 3  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Bell 
1983-84 - Sat 5 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Walsall   
1979-80 - Sat 15 Mar  DIV 4  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Partridge 
1979-80 - Sat 6 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 2-2 Walsall  Green, O'Berg 
1972-73 - Sat 28 Apr  DIV 3  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Collier 
1972-73 - Tue 29 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 2-1 Walsall  Fletcher, Kirk 
1967-68 - Sat 24 Feb  DIV 3  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
1967-68 - Sat 7 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 2-5 Walsall  Barton 2 
1966-67 - Fri 24 Feb  DIV 3  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
1966-67 - Sat 8 Oct  DIV 3  Walsall 2-0 Iron   
1965-66 - Sat 21 May  DIV 3  Iron 4-2 Walsall  Sloan 2, Thomas, Bedford 
1965-66 - Sat 8 Jan  DIV 3  Walsall 3-0 Iron   
1964-65 - Tue 20 Oct  DIV 3  Walsall 1-2 Iron  Scott, Lawther 
1964-65 - Tue 13 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 4-0 Walsall  Lawther 2, Scott, Hutton 
1962-63 - Sat 20 Apr  DIV 2  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Wilson 
1962-63 - Fri 30 Nov  DIV 2  Iron 2-0 Walsall  Brownsword, McPherson (og) 
1961-62 - Sat 28 Apr  DIV 2  Walsall 4-1 Iron  McGuigan 
1961-62 - Tue 6 Mar  DIV 2  Iron 2-1 Walsall  McGuigan, Hodgson 

Our full record against Walsall is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 25  11  8 6 36  24 
Away 25  6 10  34  37 
TOTAL 50 17  18  15  70  61 

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