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Preview: Grimsby Town (H)

6 March 2020

The Iron host Grimsby Town for the first time in the league for 16 years on Saturday, in all ALL-TICKET home League Two encounter that kicks off at 1pm.

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SCENE-SETTER

Coming into the game following Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to league leaders with a youthful line-up, Scunthorpe come into the derby match in good spirits and hoping to make it three wins in all competitions against the Mariners this season.

Prior to the midweek game, United came from behind twice to draw 2-2 at play-off chasing Port Vale and were 1-0 victors against Forest Green in our last home match.

The Mariners come into it on the back of two 3-0 defeats to promotion pushing teams, at home to Northampton Town last Saturday and away at Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night. They were 4-2 winners against Newport County the prior Tuesday.

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TEAM NEWS

Abo Eisa (hamstring) and Kevin van Veen (groin) will be given every chance and a decision won’t be made on the attacking pair until Saturday after coming off at Port Vale last week and then missing the Swindon game.

Defender Harrison McGahey is slowly recovering from concussion, but received the all-clear after a brain scan last Friday. “He is progressing and moving in the right direction though,” said Russ Wilcox.

Ryan Colclough misses out with a back injury, while Junior Brown is edging closer to a return from medial ligament damage but the game will come too soon.

“Junior will hopefully get some minutes for the Under-23s at Rotherham on Tuesday,” said Wilcox.

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

Wilcox said: “He is back on the grass and up to speed. He now just needs some contact."

Meanwhile, Kgosi Ntlhe is still out with an Achilles injury and could miss the rest of the season.

“He’s had a setback with his injury so has had a small operation to rectify an issue around his Achilles. With only seven weeks left of the season, he’s probably going to struggle to get back before the it ends.”

Regan Slater (recovering from an ankle injury) is set to return to action for Sheffield United Under-23s on Friday, and it is hoped he will play for ours at Rotherham next week before then appearing for the Blades again at the end of next week.

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

Devarn Green missed out on Tuesday with a dead leg and should be fine for Saturday.

PAST MEETINGS

Kevin van Veen has been the match-winner on two occasions so far this season against the Mariners, netting a brace in the 2-1 Leasing.com Trophy group stage win in September and then notching the winner at Blundell Park in December.

Our last home league match against Grimsby came in November 2004, with Paul Hayes scoring a brace in a 2-0 home win.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019-20 - Sat Dec 21 LG 2 Grimsby 0-1 Iron van Veen
2019-20 - Tue Sep 4 FLT GS Grimsby 1-2 Iron van Veen 2
2017-18 - Tue Oct 3 FLT GS Iron 2-1 Grimsby Hopper 2
2013-14 - Tue Nov 19 FAC R1 R Iron 1-2 Grimsby Hawkridge
2013-14 - Sat Nov 9 FAC R1 Grimsby 0-0 Iron  
2008-09 - Tue Oct 7 FLT R2 Iron 2-1 Grimsby Togwell, Morris
2004-05 - Sat Apr 23 LG 2 Grimsby 0-0 Iron  
2004-05 - Sat Nov 6 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Grimsby Hayes 2
1997-98 - Tue Jan 27 FLT QF Iron 0-2 Grimsby  
1989-90 - Tue Apr 17 DIV 4 Grimsby 2-1 Iron Flounders
1989-90 - Tue Dec 26 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Grimsby Daws, Marshall
1988-89 - Sat Mar 18 DIV 4 Grimsby 1-1 Iron Flounders
1988-89 - Sat Sep 10 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Grimsby Lister
1982-83 - Tue Jan 11 FAC R3 R Grimsby 2-0 Iron  
1982-83 - Sat Jan 8 FAC R3 Iron 0-0 Grimsby  
1982-83 - Tue Sep 14 FLC R1 L2 Grimsby 0-0 Iron  
1982-83 - Tue Aug 31 FLC R1 L1 Iron 1-2 Grimsby Cowling
1979-80 - Tue Aug 14 FLC R1 L2 Iron 0-0 Grimsby  
1979-80 - Sat Aug 11 FLC R1 L1 Grimsby 2-0 Iron  
1978-79 - Sat Apr 14 DIV 4 Grimsby 1-1 Iron Kavanagh
1978-79 - Tue Dec 26 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Grimsby Kilmore, Grimes
1977-78 - Fri Mar 3 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Grimsby Lumby 2
1977-78 - Sat Oct 8 DIV 4 Grimsby 0-0 Iron  
1972-73 - Tue Dec 26 DIV 3 Grimsby 1-0 Iron  
1972-73 - Sat Sep 23 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Grimsby Deere
1971-72 - Sat Oct 16 DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Grimsby Deere
1971-72 - Sat Aug 14 DIV 4 Grimsby 4-1 Iron Fletcher
1970-71 - Fri Apr 9 DIV 4 Grimsby 1-0 Iron  
1970-71 - Sat Oct 3 DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Grimsby Keegan
1969-70 - Sat Dec 13 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Grimsby Cassidy
1969-70 - Sat Sep 13 DIV 4 Grimsby 1-1 Iron Heath
1968-69 - Sat Jan 25 DIV 4 Grimsby 0-1 Iron Cassidy
1968-69 - Wed Nov 6 DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Grimsby Colquhoun
1967-68 - Sat Jan 20 DIV 3 Iron 0-3 Grimsby  
1967-68 - Sat Sep 16 DIV 3 Grimsby 2-1 Iron Barton
1966-67 - Tue Sep 27 DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Grimsby  
1966-67 - Wed Sep 7 DIV 3 Grimsby 7-1 Iron Bedford
1965-66 - Tue Apr 12 DIV 3 Iron 2-2 Grimsby Bedford, Colquhoun
1965-66 - Fri Apr 8 DIV 3 Grimsby 1-3 Iron Sloan 3
1964-65 - Tue Apr 6 DIV 3 Grimsby 3-0 Iron  
1964-65 - Sat Dec 26 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Grimsby Ratcliffe, Kirkman
1963-64 - Sat Apr 11 DIV 2 Grimsby 2-0 Iron  
1963-64 - Sat Nov 30 DIV 2 Iron 2-2 Grimsby Conde, Lawther
1962-63 - Fri Dec 21 DIV 2 Iron 1-1 Grimsby Gibson
1962-63 - Sat Aug 25 DIV 2 Grimsby 3-0 Iron  
1958-59 - Sat Mar 14 DIV 2 Iron 1-3 Grimsby Marriott
1958-59 - Sat Oct 25 DIV 2 Grimsby 1-1 Iron Waldock
1955-56 - Mon Apr 2 DIV 3N Iron 0-1 Grimsby  
1955-56 - Fri Mar 30 DIV 3N Grimsby 0-1 Iron Brown
1954-55 - Thu Sep 2 DIV 3N Iron 1-0 Grimsby Jones
1954-55 - Tue Aug 24 DIV 3N Grimsby 1-4 Iron Brown 2, McGill, Gregory
1953-54 - Sat Dec 19 DIV 3N Iron 2-1 Grimsby Whitfield, Gregory
1953-54 - Sat Aug 22 DIV 3N Grimsby 0-1 Iron Gregory
1952-53 - Wed Sep 3 DIV 3N Grimsby 1-0 Iron  
1952-53 - Thu Aug 28 DIV 3N Iron 0-1 Grimsby  
1951-52 - Wed Dec 26 DIV 3N Iron 1-3 Grimsby Powell
1951-52 - Tue Dec 25 DIV 3N Grimsby 3-2 Iron Powell 2
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS GRIMSBY WINS
EFL TROPHY 3 0 1
FA CUP 0 2 2
LEAGUE 12 13 20
LEAGUE CUP 0 2 2
TOTAL 15 17 25

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