Martin Coy will be the man in the middle for the Iron's first away league game of the season at Rochdale on Saturday.

The County Durham-based official will travel to the Spotland for his third game of the campaign and his first in Sky Bet League Two. The current campaign is his fifth in the EFL as the man in the middle.

His first game of the campaign involved Bolton Wanderers and Milton Keynes Dons at the University of Bolton Stadium, which ended 3-3. Meanwhile, his latest encounter came in midweek in the Carabao Cup as he oversaw the Wigan Athletic penalty shootout victory over Hull City following a 1-1 scoreline.

He's taken charge of the Iron on seven previous occasions, the most recent back in January when the side were edged out 1-0 against Salford. No cards were issued. All seven of his previous matches involving Scunthorpe have come at the Sands Venue Stadium, so Saturday will be his first away from North Lincolnshire. In total, across the seven games, he's shown 11 yellow cards and one red.

Coy has also taken charge of Rochdale on seven occasions, with six of those coming at Spotland. The most recent was in March as he oversaw the 2-0 defeat to Shrewsbury Town. Across the seven games, he's issued 17 cautions and one red.

Last season, he took charge of 32 games, issuing 86 yellow cards and five reds. So far in this campaign, he has officiated in two encounters, showing one yellow and no reds.

On Saturday, Coy will be assisted by Grant Taylor and Johnathon Bickerdike, while Steven Rushton has been appointed as the fourth official.


Jan 12, 2021 LG 2 Iron 0-1 Salford City 0 0
Nov 24, 2020 LG 2 Iron 0-1 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
Apr 19, 2019 LG 1 Iron 0-0 Blackpool 0 0
Dec 26, 2018 LG 1 Iron 0-2 Luton Town 2 0
Nov 24, 2018 LG 1 Iron 1-2 Portsmouth 6 0
Oct 9, 2018 EFLT Iron 1-1 Lincoln City 2 1
Dec 23, 2017 LG 1 Iron 3-1 Southend United 1 0


Mar 9, 2021 LG 1 Rochdale 0-2 Shrewsbury Town 3 0
Sep 29, 2020 EFL T Rochdale 0-0 Manchester United U21s 0 0
Nov 2, 2019 LG 1 Rochdale 1-2 Bristol Rovers 2 0
Jan 1, 2019 LG 1 Doncaster Rovers 5-0 Rochdale 6 0
Sep 15, 2018 LG 1 Rochdale 3-0 Gillingham 1 0
Nov 25, 2017 LG 1 Rochdale 2-0 Peterborough United 3 0
Oct 3, 2017 EFL T Rochdale 0-0 Stoke City U21s 2 1


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