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Preview: Swindon Town (A)

3 March 2020

The Iron will be seeking to make it three games unbeaten when they make the trip to take on Swindon Town this Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).

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3 March 2020

SCENE-SETTER

The Iron return to the County Ground two-and-a-half weeks after the original tie was called off an hour prior to kick-off for safety reasons.

United come into the game on the back of the weekend's 2-2 home draw over Port Vale, with George Miller notching his first for the club in the final minute of normal time to secure the point. United have taken four points from a possible six in the last two games and will be looking to build on the run.

The Robins come into the match sitting top of the league, where they have done for much of the season. They were without a game at the weekend too, with their trip to Mansfield Town called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Their last match was on February 22nd, when they beat Grimsby Town 3-1.

TEAM NEWS

The Iron were dealt two fresh injury blows at the weekend with Abo Eisa (hamstring) and Kevin van Veen (groin) both withdrawn either side of half-time.

Both have been labelled as absentees for the game, and doubts for the match against Grimsby Town this weekend, although van Veen's lay-off isn't expected to be as serious as first thought. Their replacements, Devarn Green and George Miller, made telling contributions to the game and will be in the prime position to take their starting berth.

Defender Harrison McGahey could still miss out as he recovers from concussion, while midfielder Levi Sutton is also edging closer to a return following a similar absence. He was due to return to training last Friday.

Goalkeeper Ian Lawlor returned from a groin injury to take his place on the substitute's bench at Vale Park at the weekend.

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.

Yann Songo'o has fully recovered from a knee injury, and boosted his comeback with 85 minutes for the Under-23s against Hull City last week before being an unused substitute at the weekend.

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 still out with an Achilles injury.

Regan Slater (ankle) is hoping to return later this month.

PAST MEETINGS...

The reverse fixture was played on the opening day of the season, with Scunthorpe having the majority of the chances but losing 2-0 to two 'suckerpunch' Swindon goals.

Prior to that, we last faced them at the County Ground in April 2017, emerging 2-1 winners.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019-20 - Sat 3 Aug LG 2 Iron 0-2 Swindon  
2016-17 - Sat 22 Apr LG 1 Swindon 1-2 Iron Wallace, Mantom
2016-17 - Sat 29 Oct LG 1 Iron 4-1 Swindon  Madden 2, Holmes, van Veen 
2015-16 - Mon 28 Mar  LG 1 Iron 6-0 Swindon  Townsend, Clarke, Adelakun, Hopper 2, Madden
2014-15 - Sat 14 Feb LG 1 Iron 3-1 Swindon Madden, Canavan, van Veen
2012-13 - Sat 27 Apr LG 1 Iron 3-1 Swindon Collins, Hawley, Duffy
2012-13 - Sat 20 Oct LG 1 Swindon 1-1 Iron Hawley
2008-09 - Sat 21 Feb LG 1 Swindon 4-2 Iron Hooper, Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat 1 Nov LG 1  Iron 3-3 Swindon McCann, Woolford, Pearce
2005-06 - Mon 17 Apr LG 1   Iron 1-2 Swindon Sharp
2005-06 - Sat 22 Oct LG 1 Swindon 1-1 Iron Sparrow
1985-86 - Sat 12 Apr DIV 4  Swindon 1-1 Iron Hunter
1985-86 - Sat 9 Nov DIV4 Iron 0-2 Swindon  
1984-85 - Fri 29 Mar DIV 4 Iron 6-2 Swindon  Cammack, Broddle, Brolly, Hill, Graham, Green
1984-85 - Tue 6 Nov DIV 4 Swindon 0-0 Iron  
1982-83 - Mon 2 May DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Swindon  Cammack, Lester
1982-83 - Mon 3 Jan DIV 4 Swindon 2-2 Iron  Parkinson, Cammack
1969-70 - Friday 30 Jan FA Cup R5 Swindon 3-1 Iron  Cassidy
1967-68 - Fri 19 Apr DIV 3 (old) Iron 3-1 Swindon  Heath, Kerr 2
1967-68 - Sat 25 Nov DIV 3 (old) Swindon 2-0 Iron  
1966-67 - Fri 12 May DIV 3 (old) Iron 1-2 Swindon  Colquhoun
1966-67 - Sat 22 Apr DIV 3 (old) Swindon 2-1 Iron   Sloan
1965-66 - Sat 7 May DIV 3 (old) Swindon 0-0 Iron   
1965-66 - Sat 11 Dec DIV 3 (old) Iron 2-1 Swindon  Bedford 2
1963-64 - Sat 14 Dec DIV 2 (old) Iron 3-0 Swindon  Hodgson, Lawther, Woodruff (og)
1963-64 - Sat 24 Aug DIV 2 (old) Swindon 3-0 Iron    

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