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Preview: Cheltenham Town (A)

20 October 2020

The Iron will be seeking to get back to winning ways on Tuesday when they travel to face Cheltenham Town (6pm kick-off).

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20 October 2020


Scunthorpe come into the game following Saturday's defeat to Cambridge United and are looking to get their away campaign up-and-running at Cheltenham.

The Iron come into this match sitting 21st with four points from six games.


Michael Duff's side sit third in the league with 12 points from their six games so far.

Winning four out of their six games to date this season, the Robins are yet to draw a match, losing the other two they've played. The side lost their opening day match against Morecambe 2-1, while they also lost last time they played on home soil too - a week ago when they were on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline against Grimsby Town.

They have, however, recorded good wins against Tranmere Rovers, Leyton Orient, Crawley Town and Southend United.

Ellis Chapman was their latest recruit on October 15th as he arrived from Lincoln City. Prior to that, Tom Sang arrived on loan from Cardiff City last month, while Matty Blair and Max Harris also made moves to Whaddon Road.

The side did lose the impressive Ryan Broom to Peterborough United in September though, along with Luke Varney who moved to Burton Albion. Andy Williams is among a number of other players who have bolstered their ranks, however.


Emmanuel Onariase (hernia) made his first league start for the club at the weekend, while George Hornshaw (hamstring) had recovered enough to take his place on the bench against Cambridge.

Myles Hippolyte serves his one-match suspension after two yellow cards at the weekend, while Frank Vincent has been ruled out with a thigh injury picked up in his substitute appearance on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Olufela Olomola (hamstring) and Jai Rowe (knee) both stepped up their return to action after being involved for the Under-23s away at Huddersfield Town last Wednesday. Rowe will be among the squad that travels to Cheltenham.

The Iron's skipper, Jordan Clarke, has resumed full training and is close to making his return to the squad for the first time in nine months.

Harrison McGahey and Jordan Hallam (both hamstring) continue to recover from their injuries, with the former joining in full training this week, while Kevin van Veen (knee) also continues his rehabilitation after his operation in early September.


John McAtee was on target back in February when the two sides last met at the Sands Venue Stadium. He netted the only goal of the game in the 17th minute.

Our last away win against them was back in March 2014 when Sam Winnall scored a brace to mark then-manager Russ Wilcox's 50th birthday with three points.

2019-20 - Sat Feb 8 LG 2 Iron 1-0 Cheltenham McAtee
2019-20 - Sat Aug 10 LG 2 Cheltenham 4-1 Iron Novak
2013-14 - Tue Mar 25 LG 2 Cheltenham 0-2 Iron Winnall 2
2013-14 - Sat Oct 5 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Cheltenham Esajas, Winnall
2008-09 - Tue Apr 28 LG 1 Iron 3-0 Cheltenham Hayes, Byrne, Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat Oct 18 LG 1 Cheltenham 1-2 Iron Hooper, Sparrow
2006-07 - Tue Jan 16 LG 1 Cheltenham 1-1 Iron Sharp
2006-07 - Tue Nov 21 FAC R1 R Iron 2-0 Cheltenham Baraclough, Sharp
2006-07 - Fri Nov 10 FAC R1 Cheltenham 0-0 Iron  
2006-07 - Sat Sep 16 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Cheltenham Keogh
2004-05 - Sat Mar 12 LG 2 Iron 4-1 Cheltenham Sparrow 2, Kell, Byrne
2004-05 - Tue Aug 10 LG 2 Cheltenham 0-2 Iron Kell, Keogh
2003-04 - Mon Apr 12 DIV 3 Cheltenham 2-1 Iron Groves
2003-04 - Tue Sep 30 DIV 3 Iron 5-2 Cheltenham MacLean 3, Beagrie, Torpey
2001-02 - Sat Mar 30 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Cheltenham Garcia
2001-02 - Sat Oct 27 DIV 3 Cheltenham 3-3 Iron Carruthers, Beagrie, Quailey
2000-01 - Tue Feb 27 DIV 3 Cheltenham 1-0 Iron  
2000-01 - Sat Dec 23 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Cheltenham Torpey
LEAGUE 9 3 4
FA CUP 1 1 0
TOTAL 10 4 4


Tuesday, October 20th
Morecambe v Mansfield Town (6.30pm)
Barrow v Bolton Wanderers (7pm)
Cambridge United v Port Vale (7pm)
Colchester United v Forest Green Rovers (7pm)
Exeter City v Crawley Town (7pm)
Oldham Athletic v Carlisle United (7pm)
Stevenage v Newport County (7pm)
Bradford City v Walsall (7.45pm)
Grimsby Town v Harrogate Town (7.45pm)
Salford City v Southend United (7.45pm)
Tranmere Rovers v Leyton Orient (7.45pm)

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