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Under-18s preview: Burton Albion (H)

19 February 2021

The Iron's Under-18s will be seeking a first win in three matches when they host Burton Albion this Friday afternoon (1pm kick-off) in a game which will be played on the 4G facility at Doncaster Rovers.

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

SCENE-SETTER

United come into the game off the back of a third defeat in nine games following five successive wins which had seen the side surge to the top of the Youth Alliance League. The side has since slipped to second place as Notts County reacted to their defeat against the Iron to register successive wins to go back ahead of the side.

The last game saw a 3-2 defeat to Lincoln City in a game played at Doncaster Rovers' 4G facility, due to the recent wintry weather.

The reverse fixture occured earlier this month, as Harry Lewis scored in a 3-1 away defeat to the Brewers.

Our opponents were last in action last Friday, losing 5-1 at home to Doncaster Rovers.

Scunthorpe are second in the division with 27 points from a possible 42. Notts County lead by a point more, while Burton Albion are in third place with 20 points from their 12 games.

TEAM NEWS

Last week saw second year trainees Oliver Kemp, Cameron Wilson (who scored, along with Jamie Moore) and Dan Gallimore return to action. Joey Dawson has been training with the first team, while Harry Baker remains out with a knee injury.

Alex Wilkinson is still out having missed much of the season.

Two trialists were involved in the last game, along with Under-16s and Under-15s players.

LAST TIME OUT (L2-3 v Lincoln City - Youth Alliance League)

IRON: Balme, Franklin, Gallimore, Kemp, Lewis (Strouther, 35), Lobley, Wilson, Moore, Cribb (Trialist B, 60), Poulter, Trialist A (Abraham, 72). Unused sub: Crosher.

LAST TIME OUT (NORTH EAST CONFERENCE)

Wednesday
Rotherham United 0-1 Grimsby Town

Friday
Burton Albion 1-5 Doncaster Rovers

Tuesday
Huddersfield Town 0-4 Grimsby Town

ELSEWHERE IN THE LEAGUE

Saturday
Doncaster Rovers v Rotherham United (11am)
Grimsby Town v Lincoln City (11am)
Mansfield Town v Bradford City (11am)
Notts County v Huddersfield Town (11am)

LEAGUE TABLE

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