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).
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.
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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.
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.
|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|
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