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Preview: Newport County (H)

10 January 2020

The Iron are in home action for the third time inside a week this Saturday when Newport County visit the Sands Venue Stadium (3pm kick-off).

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11 January 2020

SCENE-SETTER

After a home league defeat to Plymouth Argyle, Scunthorpe made five changes to the starting line-up for the Leasing.com Trophy third round game against Manchester City U21s on Wednesday night.

Three first-half goals helped United to a 3-1 home win over the Sky Blues, with Kevin van Veen (two) and Matthew Lund on target.

Newport’s last league game was on New Year’s Day, when they drew 1-1 at home to Cheltenham Town. They were also in Leasing.com Trophy action in midweek, defeating MK Dons 3-0 to reach the quarter-finals like the Iron.

Coming into the clash, they sit 15th in League Two, one place and a point behind Scunthorpe, but have three games in hand.

TEAM NEWS

Kevin van Veen has been declared a "major doubt" by manager Paul Hurst after coming off with a dead leg against Man City on Wednesday.

Rory McArdle is also a doubt after missing the midweek match through illness. Abo Eisa has recovered from a knock picked up in the closing stages of that game, however.

Alex Gilliead is struggling with a chest infection and could potentially miss the game.

Elsewhere, Yann Songo'o (knee) continues a spell of six weeks out with an injury sustained away at Grimsby Town.

Regan Slater (ankle) also continues to be out for around two further months following an operation.

PAST MEETINGS

The Iron were defeated 2-1 away at Newport County earlier this season, with Mark O’Brien converting James Perch’s cross into the net for the Scunthorpe goal.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019-20 - Sat Oct 19 LG 2 Newport 2-1 Iron O'Brien (og)
2013-14 - Sat Mar 1 LG 2 Newport 2-2 Iron Madden, Syers
2013-14 - Sat Aug 31 LG 2 Iron 1-1 Newport Winnall
1987-88 - Sat Jan 16 DIV 4 Newport 1-1 Iron Taylor
1987-88 - Sat Sep 19 DIV 4 Iron 3-1 Newport Flounders 2, Atkins
1983-84 - Fri Feb 10 DIV 3 Iron 3-3 Newport Brolly 2, Cammack
1983-84 - Sat Sep 24 DIV 3 Newport 1-1 Iron Green
1979-80 - Sat Dec 15 DIV 4 Newport 2-1 Iron Stewart
1979-80 - Sat Oct 20 DIV 4 Iron 1-3 Newport Keeley
1978-79 - Wed Apr 18 DIV 4 Newport 2-0 Iron  
1978-79 - Sat Oct 7 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Newport Deere, Oates
1977-78 - Tue Apr 4 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Newport Kilmore 2
1977-78 - Tue Oct 4 DIV 4 Newport 3-1 Iron Farrell
1976-77 - Tue Apr 19 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Newport Keeley
1976-77 - Fri Jan 28 DIV 4 Newport 0-0 Iron  
1975-76 - Sat Jan 10 DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Newport Money
1975-76 - Sat Aug 30 DIV 4 Newport 0-0 Iron  
1974-75 - Sat Jan 11 DIV 4 Iron 4-1 Newport Roberts 3, Collier
1974-75 - Sat Dec 7 DIV 4 Newport 2-0 Iron  
1973-74 - Sun Feb 17 DIV 4 Newport 2-1 Iron Warnock
1973-74 - Sat Oct 13 DIV 4 Iron 0-0 Newport  
1971-72 - Mon May 1 DIV 4 Newport 1-0 Iron  
1971-72 - Sat Jan 29 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Newport Davidson
1970-71 - Sat Apr 17 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Newport  
1970-71 - Sat Oct 10 DIV 4 Newport 2-3 Iron Cassidy 2, Davidson
1969-70 - Sat Mar 28 DIV 4 Iron 4-0 Newport Kerr, Cassidy 2, Davidson
1969-70 - Mon Mar 9 DIV 4 Newport 3-0 Iron  
1968-69 - Mon Feb 24 DIV 4 Newport 1-1 Iron Lindsey
1968-69 - Fri Oct 18 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Newport Heath
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS NEWPORT WINS
LEAGUE 8 9 12
TOTAL 8 9 12

THIS WEEKEND’S OTHER LEAGUE TWO FIXTURES

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


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