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Preview: Colchester United (A)

12 March 2020

The Iron will be bidding to bounce back at play-off contenders Colchester United this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

SCENE-SETTER

Following the disappointment of last weekend’s loss to local rivals Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe will be hoping to recover as quickly as possible with a strong performance and result at the Colchester Community Stadium.

The last two away games at Port Vale and Swindon Town saw encouraging performances, and Russ Wilcox’s side will be hoping they can perform well against a promotion contender once again following recent victories over Cheltenham Town and Forest Green Rovers.

A win could take the Iron up to 17th in the division.

John McGreal’s Colchester sit sixth and were 3-0 away winners at Carlisle United last time out, with the game settled by a two goal burst by Kwame Poku and Luke Norris just before half-time.

TEAM NEWS

Levi Sutton misses the first game of a four match suspension, which comes after his second red card of the season in last week's game against Grimsby Town.

Abo Eisa (hamstring) has been back training for a couple of days this week and will be assessed on Friday before the Iron make the trip to Essex.

Defender Harrison McGahey is also back training after recovering from concussion but is likely to miss out as he's missed the last month and Russ Wilcox feels the game will come too soon in his recovery.

Ryan Colclough misses out with a back injury, but Junior Brown is edging closer to a return from medial ligament damage and has been back training fully for two weeks.

Elsewhere, Jordan Clarke could return sooner than originally anticipated from a calf injury, as he was originally out until late April.

Meanwhile, Kgosi Ntlhe is out with an Achilles injury and could miss the rest of the season after an operation last week.

Regan Slater (recovering from an ankle injury) is upping his game time for Sheffield United Under-23s before he returns to contention. 

Alfie Beestin (hamstring) is back on the grass jogging and isn’t too far away, as is Jordan Hallam (hamstring).

LAST TIME OUT

The Iron and Colchester played out a 2-2 draw at the Sands Venue Stadium earlier this season, which saw Abo Eisa and Kevin van Veen on the scoresheet before United were pegged back by two second-half U’s strikes.

Our last away game there saw a 2-2 draw played out, with van Veen scoring a free-kick and Paddy Madden also on target.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019-20 - Sat Dec 14 LG 2 Iron 2-2 Colchester Eisa, van Veen
2015-16 - Sat Jan 23 LG 1 Iron 3-0 Colchester Hopper, Madden 2
2015-16 - Sat Aug 29 LG 1 Colchester 2-2 Iron Van Veen, Madden
2014-15 - Sat Apr 18 LG 1 Colchester 2-2 Iron Robinson, Adelakun
2014-15 - Sat Oct 14 LG 1 Iron 1-1 Colchester Fallon
2012-13 - Sat Jan 12 LG 1 Colchester 1-2 Iron Ryan, Hawley
2012-13 - Sat Sep 22 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Colchester Clarke
2011-12 - Sat Jan 14 LG 1 Colchester 1-1 Iron Walker
2011-12 - Sat Sep 3 LG 1 Iron 1-1 Colchester Grant
2008-09 - Sat Mar 28 LG 1 Iron 3-0 Colchester Hooper 2, Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat Dec 20 LG 1 Colchester 0-0 Iron  
2007-08 - Sun May 4 CHAMP Iron 3-3 Colchester Forte, Hayes 2
2007-08 - Sat Sep 29 CHAMP Colchester 0-1 Iron Hayes
2005-06 - Sat Mar 25 LG 1 Iron 0-0 Colchester  
2005-06 - Tue Feb 7 LG 1 Colchester 1-0 Iron  
1999-00 - Sat Mar 4 DIV 2 Iron 0-0 Colchester  
1999-00 - Sat Sep 11 DIV 2 Colchester 0-1 Iron Hodges
1997-98 - Sat Mar 7 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Colchester McAuley
1997-98 - Fri Oct 31 DIV 3 Colchester 3-3 Iron Hope, D'Auria 2
1996-97 - Sat Feb 22 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Colchester D'Auria, Jones
1996-97 - Tue Nov 19 DIV 3 Colchester 1-1 Iron Clarkson
1995-96 - Sat Dec 16 DIV 3 Colchester 2-1 Iron Young
1995-96 - Sat Sep 30 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Colchester Eyre
1994-95 - Sat Feb 4 DIV 3 Iron 3-4 Colchester Eyre 2, Bullimore
1994-95 - Sat Nov 26 DIV 3 Colchester 4-2 Iron Knill, Thornber
1993-94 - Sat Jan 22 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Colchester Carmichael
1993-94 - Sat Oct 9 DIV 3 Colchester 2-1 Iron Carmichael
1992-93 - Sat May 1 DIV 3 Colchester 1-0 Iron  
1992-93 - Sat Oct 24 DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Colchester Daws, Martin, Helliwell
1989-90 - Sat Mar 31 DIV 4 Colchester 1-0 Iron  
1989-90 - Sat Oct 21 DIV 4 Iron 4-0 Colchester Stevenson, Daws, Hamilton, Taylor
1988-89 - Sat Feb 18 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Colchester Lister, Nicol
1988-89 - Sat Oct 8 DIV 4 Colchester 1-2 Iron Flounders, Richardson
1987-88 - Fri Jan 1 DIV 4 Colchester 0-3 Iron Daws 2, Lister
1987-88 - Sat Aug 29 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Colchester Johnson, Flounders
1986-87 - Sat Jan 3 DIV 4 Colchester 1-0 Iron  
1986-87 - Fri 21 Nov DIV 4 Iron 5-2 Colchester Lister, Broddle, Johnson 2, McLean
1985-86 - Tue Apr 15 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Colchester Dixon
1985-86 - Fri Oct 18 DIV 4 Colchester 1-1 Iron Broddle
1984-85 - Tue Apr 2 DIV 4 Colchester 1-1 Iron Broddle
1984-85 - Fri Aug 31 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Colchester Cammack, Cowling
1982-83 - Fri Apr 15 DIV 4 Colchester 5-1 Iron Cammack
1982-83 - Sat Oct 2 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Colchester O'Berg, Angus
1981-82 - Fri Apr 2 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Colchester Moss, Telfer
1981-82 - Fri Nov 13 DIV 4 Colchester 2-1 Iron Stewart
1976-77 - Sat Apr 2 DIV 4 Colchester 1-1 Iron Lumby
1976-77 - Sat Oct 23 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Colchester Keeley, Pilling
1973-74 - Sat Mar 16 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Colchester Keeley
1973-74 - Fri Oct 19 DIV 4 Colchester 2-0 Iron  
1971-72 - Fri Jan 21 DIV 4 Colchester 1-1 Iron Fletcher
1971-72 - Tue Sep 28 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Colchester Fletcher, Davidson
1970-71 - Mon Mar 22 DIV 4 Colchester 2-0 Iron  
1970-71 - Tue Mar 16 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Colchester Woolmer, O'Riley
1969-70 - Tue Jan 27 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Colchester Cassidy
1969-70 - Mon Sep 29 DIV 4 Colchester 0-2 Iron Deere, Heath
1968-69 - Tue Oct 8 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Colchester Kerr, Heath
1968-69 - Mon Aug 26 DIV 4 Colchester 0-4 Iron Kerr 2, Heath, Deere
1967-68 - Sat Mar 9 DIV 3 Iron 5-1 Colchester Colquhoun 2, Punton, Heath, Deere
1967-68 - Mon Feb 26 DIV 3 Colchester 1-0 Iron  
1966-67 - Sat Feb 11 DIV 3 Colchester 0-1 Iron Sloan
1966-67 - Fri Sep 30 DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Colchester Loughton og, Thomas, Smith
1964-65 - Sat Apr 3 DIV 3 Colchester 2-1 Iron Lindsey
1964-65 - Fri Nov 20 DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Colchester  
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS COLCHESTER WINS
LEAGUE 25 22 16
TOTAL 25 22 16

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE TWO

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


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