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Under-23s preview: Huddersfield Town (A)

14 October 2020

The Iron's Under-23s kick-off their Central League season this Wednesday with an away clash against Huddersfield Town (1pm kick-off).

Please note, in line with the current EFL COVID-19 guidelines, no spectators are permitted at these games.

SCENE-SETTER

It's the opening game of the season for the Iron's Under-23s side, with the match against the Terriers set to be played at their Canalside Training Ground.

Wednesday's game is the first of eight matches played in the Central League during what will be a reduced season due to the COVID-19 situation, and these fixtures against the Terriers, Walsall, Grimsby Town and Salford City are scheduled to take place over the next few months. Click here to see a fixture list.

TEAM NEWS

The game will be used as an opportunity to get important game time into players who have been on the fringes of the first team in recent weeks, as well as some returning from injury.

Jai Rowe (knee), Emmanuel Onariase (hernia), Kenan Dünnwald-Turan (groin) and Olufela Olomola (hamstring) could receive game time as they step up their returns from injury absences, while the likes of Adam Kelsey, Lewis Butroid, Devarn Green, Alfie Beestin, Tom Pugh and John McAtee (who had to self-isolate due to being in close contact with an Iron player who contracted COVID-19) may also appear.

Tom Collins, Andy Dales, Kelsey Mooney and Harry Jessop (presently out on loan at Pickering Town) could also be involved.

Finley Shrimpton and Charlie Barks, currently out on loan at Frickley Athletic, won't play as they started their fifth game in two-and-a-half weeks for their loan club against Sheffield FC on Tuesday night.


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