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Preview: Exeter City (A)

23 October 2020

United make their second long journey of the week when they travel to face Exeter City on Saturday (1pm kick-off).

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SCENE-SETTER...

Scunthorpe come into the game on the back of a narrow 1-0 loss at high-flying Cheltenham Town, which saw an improved performance from United, who lost to an early Reuben Reid penalty.

The Iron come into this match looking to get a win that could see them climb from their current position of 23rd in the League Two table.

THE OPPOSITION...

The Grecians come into the fixture sitting ninth in League Two after defeating Crawley Town 2-1 in midweek, as Jake Taylor and Ryan Bowman got late goals which sealed a home success.

They had drawn their previous two away games (0-0 at Walsall and 2-2 at Southend), and defeated Cambridge 2-0 in their second from last home fixture.

They have only suffered defeat once this season in the league, which was a 2-0 loss at home to Port Vale on the second weekend of the campaign.

Former Iron skipper Rory McArdle arrived in the summer after leaving us, but hasn't played during the last fortnight due to a knee injury, which is reported could result in a 'lengthy absence'.

Other summer defensive additions included former Charlton man Lewis Page and Jake Caprice after he departed Tranmere Rovers.

Dean Moxey, Craig Woodman, Lee Martin, Lee Holmes, Gary Warren, Brennan Dickenson, Aaron Martin and Jared Thompson have all left the club during the last few months.

TEAM NEWS...

Myles Hippolyte returns to contention after serving a one-match ban for his two yellow cards which resulted in a dismissal in the defeat at home to Cambridge United last week.

However, fellow midfielder Lewis Spence will miss out through a one game suspension after picking up his fifth league booking of the season in Tuesday night's game at Cheltenham.

Frank Vincent (thigh) will also miss out this game, after being absent for the trip 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 and also close to a return to the squad, while Kevin van Veen (knee) also continues his rehabilitation after his operation in early September.

Goalkeeper Mark Howard, who signed on Thursday morning, comes into contention, while Junior Brown has continued to train hard this week after signing on Sunday but is more likely to be involved next week.

An unnamed member of the Iron squad misses out after a positive COVID-19 test, while a fellow player who has come into close contact with them also has to self-isolate.

PAST MEETINGS...

Our last game against the Grecians came in October last season when United won 3-1 at the Sands Venue Stadium. James Perch opened the scoring with the Iron's best goal of last term, and it was followed up by strikes from Jamie Ward and Alex Gilliead.

United gained promotion to League One the last time the two sides met at St James Park, despite it being the end of a 28-game unbeaten run.

The Grecians were the only side to complete a domestic double over the Iron back in 2013-14, with Scunthorpe failing to score in either fixture.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019-20 - Tue Oct 22 LG 2 Iron 3-1 Exeter Perch, Ward, Gilliead
2013-14 - Sat Apr 26 LG 2 Exeter 2-0 Iron  
2013-14 - Sat Oct 19 LG 2 Iron 0-4 Exeter  
2011-12 - Fri Apr 6 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Exeter Parkin
2011-12 - Sat Dec 17 LG 1 Exeter 0-0 Iron  
2002-03 - Tue Jan 21 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Exeter Carruthers
2002-03 - Tue Aug 13 DIV 3 Exeter 1-1 Iron Carruthers
2001-02 - Tue Jan 15 DIV 3 Iron 3-4 Exeter McCombe, Beagrie, Quailey
2001-02 - Sat Aug 24 DIV 3 Exeter 0-4 Iron Carruthers 2, Grant, Bradshaw
2000-01 - Sat Apr 28 DIV 3 Iron 0-2 Exeter  
2000-01 - Sat Nov 11 DIV 3 Exeter 2-1 Iron Torpey
1998-99 - Sat Apr 3 DIV 3 Iron 2-0 Exeter Eyre, Logan
1998-99 - Sat Oct 17 DIV 3 Exeter 2-2 Iron Forrester, Hope
1997-98 - Sat Apr 25 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Exeter D'Auria, Harsley
1997-98 - Sat Oct 25 DIV 3 Exeter 2-3 Iron Walsh, Hope, D'Auria
1996-97 - Sat Mar 15 DIV 3 Exeter 0-1 Iron Jones
1996-97 - Sat Dec 14 DIV 3 Iron 4-1 Exeter Garcia, Sertori, Clarkson 2
1995-96 - Tue Mar 26 DIV 3 Iron 4-0 Exeter Eyre 2, Ford, McFarlane
1995-96 - Sat Sep 2 DIV 3 Exeter 1-0 Iron  
1994-95 - Sat Jan 7 DIV 3 Iron 3-0 Exeter Eyre 2, Alexander
1994-95 - Sat Oct 22 DIV 3 Exeter 2-2 Iron Juryeff, Henderson
1989-90 - Wed Mar 28 DIV 4 Exeter 1-0 Iron  
1989-90 - Sat Sep 23 DIV 4 Iron 5-4 Exeter Lillis 2, Hamilton 2, Taylor
1988-89 - Sat Feb 11 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Exeter Lister, Cowling
1988-89 - Sat Sep 24 DIV 4 Exeter 2-2 Iron Daws, Rumble
1987-88 - Mon May 2 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Exeter Shearer
1987-88 - Sat Dec 12 DIV 4 Exeter 1-1 Iron Johnson
1986-87 - Sat Apr 25 DIV 4 Exeter 0-0 Iron  
1986-87 - Fri Dec 19 DIV 4 Iron 3-1 Exeter Reeves 2, Hill
1985-86 - Tue Apr 22 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Exeter Cammack
1985-86 - Wed Sep 18 DIV 4 Exeter 2-0 Iron  
1984-85 - Tue Mar 19 DIV 4 Iron 7-1 Exeter Broddle, Whitehead, Cammack 2, Graham 2, Brolly
1984-85 - Sat Sep 8 DIV 4 Exeter 2-1 Iron Lester
1983-84 - Wed Apr 11 DIV 3 Exeter 1-1 Iron Brolly
1983-84 - Sat Sep 3 DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Exeter Lester, Cammack, Graham
1976-77 - Tue Mar 15 DIV 4 Iron 4-1 Exeter Lumby 2, Czuczman, Hore og
1976-77 - Wed Sep 29 DIV 4 Exeter 2-0 Iron  
1975-76 - Fri Apr 23 DIV 4 Exeter 5-4 Iron Green, Woodward 2, Wiggington
1975-76 - Sat Aug 23 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Exeter  
1974-75 - Sat Feb 1 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Exeter Collier, Roberts
1974-75 - Sat Nov 9 DIV 4 Exeter 0-0 Iron  
1973-74 - Mon Apr 22 DIV 4 Exeter 4-0 Iron  
1971-72 - Sat Feb 26 DIV 4 Iron 3-0 Exeter Giles og, Jackson, Fletcher
1971-72 - Sat Nov 6 DIV 4 Exeter 1-0 Iron  
1970-71 - Sat Oct 17 DIV 4 Iron 3-0 Exeter Keegan, Cassidy 2
1970-71 - Sat Aug 15 DIV 4 Exeter 1-1 Iron Keegan
1969-70 - Sat Dec 20 DIV 4 Exeter 4-1 Iron Cassidy
1969-70 - Sat Sep 6 DIV 4 Iron 0-0 Exeter  
1968-69 - Sat Apr 12 DIV 4 Exeter 3-1 Iron Heath
1968-69 - Sat Sep 21 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Exeter Deere, Foley
1965-66 - Sat Feb 19 DIV 3 Exeter 4-0 Iron  
1964-65 - Fri Jan 8 DIV 3 Exeter 1-3 Iron Thomas 2, Hutton
1964-65 - Sat Oct 24 DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Exeter  
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS EXETER WINS
LEAGUE 23 14 17
TOTAL 23 14 17

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO...

Saturday, October 24th
Barrow v Walsall (3pm)
Bradford City v Newport County (3pm)
Cambridge United v Bolton Wanderers (3pm)
Cheltenham Town v Mansfield Town (3pm)
Colchester United v Harrogate Town (3pm)
Grimsby Town v Carlisle United (3pm)
Morecambe v Forest Green Rovers (3pm)
Oldham Athletic v Port Vale (3pm)
Salford City v Crawley Town (3pm)
Stevenage v Leyton Orient (3pm)
Tranmere Rovers v Southend United (3pm)


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