The Iron play their first match in 15 days when Solihull Moors visit the Sands Venue Stadium for an FA Cup first round encounter on Sunday, November 8th (12noon kick-off).
After seeing their last three League Two matches postponed due to COVID-19 cases at the club, the game with the Moors will see United looking to register their first win since September 26th when Jordan Hallam's goal helped us defeat Carlisle United 1-0 at home.
It is our first match since the 3-1 away loss at Exeter City on Saturday, October 24th, which saw arguably one of the best performances of the season.
Solihull sit seventh in the National League and come into the match on the back of a 3-1 away loss at Maidenhead United last weekend.
During this season’s competition there shall be no replays. Therefore, should the tie be level after 90 minutes an additional period of 30 minutes extra time shall be played. If the scores remain level then the tie shall be decided by a penalty shootout.
The Moors squad contains three names Scunthorpe fans will be very familar with.
Though he didn't make an appearance for us, Callum Howe was part of our youth set-up before he was offered a professional deal. He went on to play for Lincoln City and Port Vale amongst others before going to Harrogate Town, from where he then moved onto Solihull in the summer of 2019.
Krystian Pearce was on loan with us for the 2008-09 season and the former Birmingham youth player has gone on to play for Torquay United and Mansfield Town amongst others. He signed for this weekend's opposition last week.
Elsewhere, Jamie Ward was with us last season and scored twice in six appearances. The Northern Ireland international has made one appearance for the Moors so far, scoring one goal.
Other experience in their squad includes former Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney, who was with Salford City for two years, while they also have the experienced ex-MK Dons and Birmingham midfielder Stephen Gleeson.
They defeated Wrexham 4-0 in the fourth qualifying round two weeks ago to get to this stage, in which Joe Sbarra scored a brace.
Without revealing specifics about players following the COVID-19 situation at the club, first team manager Neil Cox confirmed some late decisions will need to be made. Click here for more information.
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