The Iron quickly return to action in another cup competition, this time the EFL Trophy, travelling to the LNER Stadium to face Lincoln City on Tuesday (7pm kick-off).
Neil Cox takes his side to Lincoln City for the second time in a fortnight following a pre-season encounter there at the end of August. He will be looking for United to bounce back following an injury time goal against Port Vale which saw the team eliminated from the Carabao Cup at the weekend.
Scunthorpe take on League One opposition for their first of three group stage matches in the competition, with the Imps coming into the game on the back of a 2-1 win at Crewe Alexandra in their Carabao Cup tie at the weekend.
Former Iron forward Tom Hopper netted against Scunthorpe two weeks ago after he came off the bench in the pre-season game and he also got his competitive tally off to a good start with one of the two goals at the Alexandra Stadium at the weekend. Despite being pegged back shortly after, Lewis Montsma got the winner.
Other than the game between the two sides in pre-season, Lincoln lost matches against Oldham (2-1) and Salford City (1-0) in their warm-up encounters.
Remy Howarth is amongst their signings this summer, joining for an undisclosed fee from Welsh side Newi Cefn Druids, while Callum Morton and Alex Palmer both arrived at the LNER Stadium on loan from West Bromwich Albion. They're the most recent deals to be agreed with a further six in August - Theo Archibald, Joe Walsh, Timothy Eyoma, Adam Jackson, Liam Bridcutt and Conor McGrandles all putting pen to paper.
Ethan Ross, Alan Sheehan, Anthony Scully and Saturday's match winner Montsma all joined the club too, making a busy summer for Michael Appleton.
When the season was suspended, Lincoln ended their League One campaign in 16th position with 46 points from 35 games. They'll be looking to build on that in this campaign. Meanwhile, last season in this competition, the side failed to make it out of the group stages, losing two of their three matches.
Neil Cox will hand central defender Harrison McGahey his first minutes of pre-season as he looks to step up his return from a calf injury.
Myles Hippolyte, Kelsey Mooney and Kenan Dünnwald-Turan were three of the new signings not to feature at the weekend and could all make their Iron debuts should Cox decide to mix up his squad for this match, with it likely a number of changes will be made to rest some players ahead of the league opener against Newport this weekend.
United will definitely be without forward Kevin van Veen who underwent a knee operation on Friday, John McAtee who was forced to self-isolate after another member of the squad tested positive for COVID-19, and that player himself, who remains unnamed.
One of Scunthorpe's other new signings Emmanuel Onariase will also continue to miss out following a hernia operation. Elsewhere, Jordan Clarke (calf) and Olufela Olomola (hamstring) are both sidelined for this cup match, while Jai Rowe is the latest absentee added to the injury list after he jarred his knee in training last Thursday.
The two sides last met competitively in this competition almost two years at the Sands Venue Stadium in the second of three group stage matches.
Ryan Colclough gave Scunthorpe a second-half lead before Harry Anderson restored parity six minutes before the end. Both teams got a point added to their tallies, before the Imps took home a bonus point after winning 3-1 on penalties.
Priot to that the last meeting came in 2006 in a seven-goal thriller in the League Cup, which United won 4-3.
The last competitive meeting at Sincil Bank came in March 2005 when the Sky Sports cameras were present to see Lincoln win 2-0.
The full record is as follows:
|2018-19 - Tue Oct 9||EFL T Gp||Iron 1-1 Lincoln (1-3 on pens)||Colclough|
|2006-07 - Tue Aug 22||LGC R1||Iron 4-3 Lincoln||Torpey, Mulligan, Paul, Baraclough|
|2004-05 - Mon Mar 28||LG 2||Lincoln 2-0 Iron|
|2004-05 - Sat Aug 21||LG 2||Iron 3-2 Lincoln||Kell, Butler 2|
|2003-04 - Sat Feb 14||DIV 3||Lincoln 1-1 Iron||Taylor|
|2003-04 - Sat Oct 11||DIV 3||Iron 1-3 Lincoln||Hayes|
|2002-03 - Wed May 14||DIV 3 PO SF L2||Iron 0-1 Lincoln|
|2002-03 - Sat May 10||DIV 3 PO SF L1||Lincoln 5-3 Iron||Garcia 2, Stanton|
|2002-03 - Sat Feb 22||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Lincoln|
|2002-03 - Sat Sep 7||DIV 3||Lincoln 1-0 Iron|
|2001-02 - Sat Dec 29||DIV 3||Lincoln 3-2 Iron||Garcia, Beagrie pen|
|2001-02 - Tue Oct 16||EFLT R1||Iron 3-1 Lincoln||Torpey, Beagrie 2|
|2001-02 - Mon Aug 27||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Lincoln||Beagrie|
|2000-01 - Tue Apr 3||DIV 3||Iron 2-1 Lincoln||Graves, Hodges|
|2000-01 - Tue Dec 26||DIV 3||Lincoln 1-1 Iron||Ipoua|
|1999-00 - Sat Jan 8||EFLT R2||Lincoln 1-2 Iron||Hodges, Sheldon|
|1997-98 - Tue Feb 24||DIV 3||Lincoln 1-1 Iron||Forrester|
|1997-98 - Sat Oct 18||DIV 3||Iron 0-1 Lincoln|
|1996-97 - Sat Apr 19||DIV 3||Lincoln 2-0 Iron|
|1996-97 - Sat Oct 12||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Lincoln||Housham, D'Auria|
|1995-96 - Tue Mar 5||DIV 3||Iron 2-3 Lincoln||Eyre, Clarkson|
|1995-96 - Mon Aug 28||DIV 3||Lincoln 2-2 Iron||Graham, Eyre|
|1994-95 - Mon Apr 17||DIV 3||Lincoln 3-3 Iron||Turnbull, Gregory, Nicholson|
|1994-95 - Mon Dec 26||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Lincoln||Juryeff, Eyre|
|1993-94 - Sat Apr 2||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Lincoln||Alexander, Goodacre|
|1993-94 - Mon Dec 27||DIV 3||Lincoln 2-0 Iron|
|1992-93 - Sat Feb 13||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Lincoln||Stevenson|
|1992-93 - Sat Sep 5||DIV 3||Lincoln 1-0 Iron|
|1991-92 - Sat Mar 28||DIV 4||Iron 0-2 Lincoln|
|1991-92 - Sat Nov 23||DIV 4||Lincoln 4-2 Iron||Martin, Alexander|
|1990-91 - Wed Apr 17||DIV 4||Lincoln 1-2 Iron||Flounders 2 (1 pen)|
|1990-91 - Sat Sep 22||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Lincoln||Hicks, Hall|
|1989-90 - Sat Jan 20||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Lincoln||Lillis|
|1989-90 - Sat Aug 19||DIV 4||Lincoln 1-0 Iron|
|1988-89 - Sat Apr 22||DIV 4||Iron 0-0 Lincoln|
|1988-89 - Wed Oct 5||DIV 4||Lincoln 1-0 Iron|
|1986-87 - Mon May 4||DIV 4||Lincoln 1-2 Iron||Flounders 2|
|1986-87 - Sat Dec 27||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Lincoln||Harle, Lister|
|1983-84 - Sat Mar 10||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Lincoln|
|1983-84 - Sat Nov 12||DIV 3||Lincoln 2-1 Iron||O'Berg|
|1980-81 - Sat Feb 21||DIV 4||Iron 2-2 Lincoln||O'Berg, Pilling|
|1980-81 - Sat Sep 27||DIV 4||Lincoln 2-2 Iron||Ashworth, Thompson (og)|
|1979-80 - Sat Feb 23||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Lincoln||Pilling|
|1979-80 - Sat Oct 13||DIV 4||Lincoln 4-0 Iron|
|1975-76 - Sat Mar 20||DIV 4||Iron 0-2 Lincoln|
|1975-76 - Fri Nov 28||DIV 4||Lincoln 3-0 Iron|
|1974-75 - Tue Apr 1||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Lincoln||Davidson|
|1974-75 - Sat Dec 28||DIV 4||Lincoln 1-0 Iron|
|1973-74 - Sat Jan 19||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Lincoln||Keeley|
|1973-74 - Sat Aug 25||DIV 4||Lincoln 1-0 Iron|
|1971-72 - Sat Mar 18||DIV 4||Lincoln 1-0 Iron|
|1971-72 - Tue Aug 18||EFLC R1||Iron 0-1 Lincoln|
|1971-72 - Sat Aug 21||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Lincoln||Heath, Jackson|
|1970-71 - Sat Mar 20||DIV 4||Iron 3-1 Lincoln||O'Riley 2, McDonald|
|1970-71 - Sat Nov 7||DIV 4||Lincoln 4-1 Iron||Cassidy|
|1969-70 - Sat Feb 28||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Lincoln||Cassidy 2|
|1969-70 - Sat Oct 18||DIV 4||LIncoln 1-2 Iron||Cassidy 2|
|1968-69 - Sat Feb 15||DIV 4||Lincoln 1-2 Iron||Kerr, Cassidy|
|1968-69 - Tue Sep 3||LGC R2||Iron 2-1 Lincoln||Kerr 2|
|1968-69 - Sat Nov 30||DIV 4||Iron 0-0 Lincoln|
|1966-67 - Sat Nov 26||FAC R1||Lincoln 3-4 Iron||Smith, Burrows, Barton, Mahy|
|1960-61 - Sat Mar 25||DIV 2||Iron 3-1 Lincoln||Bonson 2, Marriott|
|1960-61 - Sat Nov 5||DIV 2||Lincoln 0-2 Iron||Godfrey, Thomas|
|1959-60 - Sat Apr 23||DIV 2||Lincoln 2-1 Iron||Donnelly|
|1959-60 - Sat Dec 5||DIV 2||Iron 5-0 Lincoln||Middleton 2, Thomas, Bakes, Brownsword pen|
|1958-59 - Mon Mar 30||DIV 2||Iron 3-1 Lincoln||Donnelly 2, Harburn|
|1958-59 - Fri Mar 27||DIV 2||Lincoln 3-3 Iron||Harburn, Waldock, M Jones|
|1951-52 - Wed Sep 12||DIV 3N||Lincoln 4-1 Iron||Platts|
|1951-52 - Thu Sep 6||DIV 3N||Iron 1-3 Lincoln||Allen|
|1950-51 - Wed Aug 30||DIV 3N||Iron 1-1 Lincoln||Whitfield|
|1950-51 - Wed Aug 23||DIV 3N||Lincoln 2-1 Iron||Gorin|
|SCUNTHORPE WINS||DRAWS||LINCOLN WINS|
ELSEWHERE IN THE EFL TROPHY NORTHERN SECTION
Tuesday, September 1st
Group A - Carlisle United 1-3 Fleetwood Town
Tuesday, September 8th
Group A - Sunderland v Aston Villa Under-21 - 7pm
Group B - Morecambe v Rochdale - 7.45pm
Group C - Bolton Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra - 7pm
Group D - Port Vale v Tranmere Rovers - 7pm
Group E - Mansfield Town v Manchester City Under-21 - 6pm
Group F - Doncaster Rovers v Bradford City - 7.30pm
Group G - Accrington Stanley v Leeds United Under-21 - 7pm
Group G - Blackpool v Barrow - 7pm
Group H - Hull City v Leicester City Under-21 - 5.30pm
Group H - Grimsby Town v Harrogate Town - 7.45pm
Wednesday, September 9th
Group B - Salford City v Manchester United Under-21 - 7.45pm