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Preview: Cheltenham Town (H)

7 February 2020

The Iron are back in home League Two action when they host Cheltenham Town this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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7 February 2020

SCENE-SETTER...

Scunthorpe come into the match looking for their first league win since New Year's Day, when they dispatched of Oldham Athletic 2-0 at Boundary Park.

Last weekend, United were defeated 3-1 by Crawley Town at the People's Pension Stadium. Though they created a number of chances, Russ Wilcox said after that the side had to be better in both boxes.

Our visitors head into the weekend sitting seventh in the division, in the final play-off place, and looking to build on a 2-1 home victory over Morecambe. That success secured through goals from Conor Thomas and Alfie May.

TEAM NEWS...

United will continue to be without on-loan defender Junior Brown, who will miss at least another week with a medial ligament injury.

Rory McArdle (hamstring) will also be assessed after missing the last six matches through that injury and illness prior.

Yann Songo'o (knee) received game time in the Under-23s last Monday and, should he be involved on Saturday, would still take part in a game for them next week to increase his match fitness.

Elsewhere, Jordan Clarke could return sooner than originally anticipated from a calf injury, as he was originally out until late April. Meanwhile, Kgosi Ntlhe faces a month out with an Achilles injury.

Jordan Hallam (hamstring) remains absent, though is nearing a return to contention, while Regan Slater (ankle) is likely to be out until the end of February at least.

PAST MEETINGS...

Lee Novak was on target but United eventually suffered a 4-1 away defeat against the Robins back in August.

Our last home game against them was in October 2013, in a game which saw Etienne Esajas and Sam Winnall score.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019-20 - Sat Aug 10 LG 2 Cheltenham 4-1 Iron Novak
2013-14 - Tue Mar 25 LG 2 Cheltenham 0-2 Iron Winnall 2
2013-14 - Sat Oct 5 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Cheltenham Esajas, Winnall
2008-09 - Tue Apr 28 LG 1 Iron 3-0 Cheltenham Hayes, Byrne, Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat Oct 18 LG 1 Cheltenham 1-2 Iron Hooper, Sparrow
2006-07 - Tue Jan 16 LG 1 Cheltenham 1-1 Iron Sharp
2006-07 - Tue Nov 21 FAC R1 R Iron 2-0 Cheltenham Baraclough, Sharp
2006-07 - Fri Nov 10 FAC R1 Cheltenham 0-0 Iron  
2006-07 - Sat Sep 16 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Cheltenham Keogh
2004-05 - Sat Mar 12 LG 2 Iron 4-1 Cheltenham Sparrow 2, Kell, Byrne
2004-05 - Tue Aug 10 LG 2 Cheltenham 0-2 Iron Kell, Keogh
2003-04 - Mon Apr 12 DIV 3 Cheltenham 2-1 Iron Groves
2003-04 - Tue Sep 30 DIV 3 Iron 5-2 Cheltenham MacLean 3, Beagrie, Torpey
2001-02 - Sat Mar 30 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Cheltenham Garcia
2001-02 - Sat Oct 27 DIV 3 Cheltenham 3-3 Iron Carruthers, Beagrie, Quailey
2000-01 - Tue Feb 27 DIV 3 Cheltenham 1-0 Iron  
2000-01 - Sat Dec 23 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Cheltenham Torpey
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAW CHELTENHAM WINS
LEAGUE 8 3 4
FA CUP 1 1 0
TOTAL 9 4 4

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE TWO...

Bradford City v Grimsby Town
Carlisle United v Swindon Town
Colchester United v Plymouth Argyle
Crewe Alexandra v Oldham Athletic
Exeter City v Stevenage
Forest Green Rovers v Walsall
Leyton Orient v Macclesfield Town
Morecambe v Mansfield Town
Newport County v Cambridge United
Northampton Town v Port Vale
Salford City v Crawley Town


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