James Adcock will be the man in the middle for the Iron's home league clash against Walsall on Saturday.
The Nottinghamshire-based official will travel to the Sands Venue Stadium for his 14th game of the season and eighth in Sky Bet League Two.
Formerly a Select Group Two referee until the end of last season, the official has had an injury plagued few years which kept him out of action from April 2017 until March 2019, missing the entirety of 2017-18 and taking charge of just one league encounter in 2018-19. He managed 15 games last season with a six-week lay-off in October and his last game coming at the start of February.
Prior to his initial injury, Adcock was a regular match official in the Championship and completed the 2016-17 season having taken charge of 28 games, showing 88 yellow cards and two reds.
In midweek, he was fourth official to Martin Coy in the game between Bolton Wanderers and Carlisle United.
He's refereed the Iron on five occasions in total, most recently in August 2019 when he oversaw the narrow defeat at Macclesfield Town. Before that, he was in charge in October 2014 at Vale Park, showing five yellow cards and one red on that night, with the dismissal going to Jennison Myrie-Williams on his return to his former club. In total, across the five games, he's shown 22 yellow cards and three reds. He was due to take charge of the Papa John's Trophy clash against Manchester City's Under-21s last year and the away game at Barrow earlier this year, but he came off both games due to injury.
Meanwhile, he's taken charge of Mansfield on six previous occasions with the last coming earlier in the season away at Harrogate. He dismissed the Saddlers' Danny Guthrie on the day, with the side drawing their last three games with him in charge. Across the six games, he's shown seven yellow cards and one red.
So far in this campaign, he has officiated in 13 encounters, showing 27 yellows and two reds.
On Saturday, Adcock will be assisted by Marc Wilson and David Hunt, while Ben Toner has been appointed as the fourth official.
PAST SCUNTHORPE UNITED ENCOUNTERS
|Aug 24, 2019||LG 2||Macclesfield Town 1-0 Iron||4||0|
|Oct 21, 2014||LG 1||Port Vale 2-2 Iron||5||1|
|Mar 29, 2014||LG 2||Iron 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers||3||0|
|Aug 25, 2012||LG 1||Iron 0-4 Yeovil Town||6||0|
|Mar 6, 2012||LG 1||Oldham Athletic 1-2 Iron||4||2|
PAST WALSALL ENCOUNTERS
|Sep 19, 2020||LG 2||Harrogate Town 2-2 Walsall||2||1|
|Feb 27, 2016||LG 1||Burton Albion 0-0 Walsall||1||0|
|Sep 20, 2014||LG 1||Gillingham 0-0 Walsall||1||0|
|Feb 9, 2013||LG 1||Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Walsall||2||0|
|Sep 18, 2012||LG 1||Stevenage 3-1 Walsall||1||0|
|Aug 30, 2011||EFLT||Walsall 2-1 Shrewsbury Town||0||0|