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Preview: Portsmouth (A)

21 January 2020

The Iron will be looking to get one step closer to Wembley when they face Portsmouth in the Leasing.com Trophy quarter-finals on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off).

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19 January 2020

SCENE-SETTER

Scunthorpe put in one of their best performances of the season so far to come from behind in the league against Bradford City at the weekend, drawing 2-2 through goals from Alex Gilliead and John McAtee.

Paul Hurst’s side got through a group consisting of Leicester City Under-21s, Sunderland and Grimsby Town before seeing off Blackpool and Manchester City Under-21s in the knockout stages of this competition.

Now in the last eight, they travel to face a Portsmouth side who won the tournament last season and presently sit seventh in League One, one place outside the play-offs.

Pompey were 1-0 winners at Bolton in League One at the weekend, and got through a group comprising of Norwich City Under-21s, Oxford United and Crawley Town before defeating Northampton Town and Walsall in the knockout stages of the Leasing.com Trophy.

TEAM NEWS

Click here for the latest team news from assistant manager Chris Doig.

Striker Lee Novak will be eligible to play with his current suspension only including league games.

Elsewhere, Regan Slater (ankle) also continues to be out for at least a further month following an operation.

PAST MEETINGS

Our last visit to Fratton Park came in League One last March, when two late goals sealed a 2-0 win for Pompey.

The last time the Iron won away at Portsmouth was in November 2013 in League Two, when Dave Syers netted a brace to secure the comeback and the three points, after Pompey had taken an early lead.  

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2018-19 - Sat 16 Mar LG 1 Portsmouth 2-0 Iron  
2018-19 - Sat 24 Nov LG 1 Iron 1-2 Portsmouth Novak
2017-18 - Sat 13 Jan LG 1 Portsmouth 1-1 Iron van Veen
2017-18 - Sat 23 Sep LG 1 Iron 2-0 Portsmouth Novak, Holmes 
2013-14 - Sat 22 Feb LG 2 Iron 5-1 Portsmouth Syers 3, Winnall, Madden
2013-14 - Sat 23 Nov LG 2 Portsmouth 1-2 Iron Syers 2
2012-13 - Tue 5 Feb LG 1 Iron 2-1 Portsmouth Sodje 2
2012-13 - Sat 29 Sep LG 1 Portsmouth 2-1 Iron Clarke
2010-11 - Sat 7 May CHAMP Iron 1-1 Portsmouth Nunez
2010-11 - Tue 1 Mar CHAMP Portsmouth 2-0 Iron  
2003-04 - Sat 24 Jan FAC R4 Portsmouth 2-1 Iron Parton
1979-80 - Sat 26 Jan DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Portsmouth Partridge
1979-80 - Sat 25 Aug DIV 4 Portsmouth 6-1 Iron Pilling
1978-79 - Tue 3 Apr DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Portsmouth Couch, Bloomer
1978-79 - Tue 12 Sep DIV 4 Portsmouth 0-0 Iron  
1963-64 - Sat 1 Feb DIV 2 Portsmouth 3-4 Iron Hodgson 3, Smillie
1963-64 - Sat 21 Sep DIV 2 Iron 1-1 Portsmouth Hodgson
1962-63 - Sat 9 Mar DIV 2 Portsmouth 1-2 Iron Hodgson, Wilson
1962-63 - Thu 7 Mar FAC R3 Rep Iron 1-2 Portsmouth McGuigan
1962-63 - Sat 26 Jan FAC R3 Portsmouth 1-1 Iron Godfrey
1962-63 - Fri 19 Oct DIV 2 Iron 1-2 Portsmouth Brownsword
1960-61 - Sat 15 Apr DIV 2 Portsmouth 2-2 Iron Kaye, Godfrey
1960-61 - Sat 12 Nov DIV 2 Iron 5-1 Portsmouth Thomas 2, Godfrey 2, Sharpe
1959-60 - Sat 2 Apr DIV 2 Iron 1-0 Portsmouth Donnelly
1959-60 - Sat 14 Nov DIV 2 Portsmouth 4-0 Iron  
1953-54 - Mon 8 Feb FAC R3 Rep2 Portsmouth 4-0 Iron  
1953-54 - Wed 3 Feb FAC R3 Rep Portsmouth 2-2 Iron Jones 2
1953-54 - Sat 30 Jan FAC R3 Iron 1-1 Portsmouth Jones

Our full record against Portsmouth is as follows: 

  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS PORTSMOUTH WINS
League 10 6 6
FA Cup 0 3 3
Total 10 9 9

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