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Preview: Grimsby Town (H)

22 January 2021

The Iron return to action this Saturday when they welcome local rivals Grimsby Town to the Sands Venue Stadium (1pm kick-off).

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23 January 2021

SCENE-SETTER...

United come into the game on the back of three successive defeats at the hands of Stevenage, Salford City and Barrow, and will be seeking a first win of 2021 to avenge for the reverse fixture defeat last month.

It was a battle of the bottom two last time out for Paul Hurst's men, who saw out a goalless draw against Southend United at Blundell Park. Prior to that, they'd lost four games out of five, including a 3-0 away defeat at Port Vale.

The Mariners come into the game knowing that victory would see them leapfrog United out of the relegation zone, while a win for Scunthorpe would open a five-point cushion between the two sides.

THE OPPOSITION...

Last time United faced Grimsby Town last month, Ian Holloway was in the dugout for the penultimate time as a Mattie Pollock goal was enough for the points to stay in Cleethorpes.

Fast-forward into the New Year and Paul Hurst, former manager of both clubs, returned to the side alongside Chris Doig with the mission of trying to kickstart Town's season.

Hurst has added two new defenders to his ranks with Sam Habergham signing following a trial against the Iron's Under-23s, while Rollin Menayese has also penned a loan deal from Mansfield Town as the visitors look to address their defensive issues.

It is an important four-game spell for the Mariners, starting with that goalless draw against Southend. After the Iron, they travel to Barrow and host Stevenage.

TEAM NEWS...

Myles Hippolyte (ankle) and Harrison McGahey (hamstring) both returned to the starting line-up last weekend as they made comebacks from their respective injuries. McGahey played for 45 minutes, with his replacement Manny Onariase (ankle) also getting a vital half of minutes on the pitch. McGahey is a doubt for this game though with a recurrence of his hamstring injury.

Aaron Jarvis (hamstring) continues to be missing for a total of 10 weeks after his scan results revealed a tear, while Jordan Hallam (thigh) got over 75 minutes under his belt on Tuesday for the Under-23s side against Salford City.

John McAtee is a doubt with a dead leg, while Ryan Loft could miss out with a back issue that's been plaguing him for the last two-to-three weeks.

Junior Brown is suspended after being sent off last weekend for two yellow cards, while Kevin van Veen continues his rehabilitation, but is ever edging closer to a return. Fin Shrimpton (ankle) is still on the sidelines.

Andy Dales faces another couple of weeks out with an ankle injury sustained for the Under-23s a fortnight ago, while Olufela Olomola is still out following a knee injury sustained after coming off the bench against Bolton Wanderers in November.

PAST MEETINGS...

After winning three games in a row against the Mariners, with Kevin van Veen notching three of those goals, United have lost the last two encounters against the side.

Mattie Pollock won the reverse fixture, while Scunthorpe suffered defeat in what turned out to be last season's final match.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2020-21 - Sat Dec 19 LG 2 Grimsby 1-0 Iron  
2019-20 - Sat Mar 7 LG 2 Iron 0-2 Grimsby  
2019-20 - Sat Dec 21 LG 2 Grimsby 0-1 Iron van Veen
2019-20 - Tue Sep 4 FLT GS Grimsby 1-2 Iron van Veen 2
2017-18 - Tue Oct 3 FLT GS Iron 2-1 Grimsby Hopper 2
2013-14 - Tue Nov 19 FAC R1 R Iron 1-2 Grimsby Hawkridge
2013-14 - Sat Nov 9 FAC R1 Grimsby 0-0 Iron  
2008-09 - Tue Oct 7 FLT R2 Iron 2-1 Grimsby Togwell, Morris
2004-05 - Sat Apr 23 LG 2 Grimsby 0-0 Iron  
2004-05 - Sat Nov 6 LG 2 Iron 2-0 Grimsby Hayes 2
1997-98 - Tue Jan 27 FLT QF Iron 0-2 Grimsby  
1989-90 - Tue Apr 17 DIV 4 Grimsby 2-1 Iron Flounders
1989-90 - Tue Dec 26 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Grimsby Daws, Marshall
1988-89 - Sat Mar 18 DIV 4 Grimsby 1-1 Iron Flounders
1988-89 - Sat Sep 10 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Grimsby Lister
1982-83 - Tue Jan 11 FAC R3 R Grimsby 2-0 Iron  
1982-83 - Sat Jan 8 FAC R3 Iron 0-0 Grimsby  
1982-83 - Tue Sep 14 FLC R1 L2 Grimsby 0-0 Iron  
1982-83 - Tue Aug 31 FLC R1 L1 Iron 1-2 Grimsby Cowling
1979-80 - Tue Aug 14 FLC R1 L2 Iron 0-0 Grimsby  
1979-80 - Sat Aug 11 FLC R1 L1 Grimsby 2-0 Iron  
1978-79 - Sat Apr 14 DIV 4 Grimsby 1-1 Iron Kavanagh
1978-79 - Tue Dec 26 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Grimsby Kilmore, Grimes
1977-78 - Fri Mar 3 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Grimsby Lumby 2
1977-78 - Sat Oct 8 DIV 4 Grimsby 0-0 Iron  
1972-73 - Tue Dec 26 DIV 3 Grimsby 1-0 Iron  
1972-73 - Sat Sep 23 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Grimsby Deere
1971-72 - Sat Oct 16 DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Grimsby Deere
1971-72 - Sat Aug 14 DIV 4 Grimsby 4-1 Iron Fletcher
1970-71 - Fri Apr 9 DIV 4 Grimsby 1-0 Iron  
1970-71 - Sat Oct 3 DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Grimsby Keegan
1969-70 - Sat Dec 13 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Grimsby Cassidy
1969-70 - Sat Sep 13 DIV 4 Grimsby 1-1 Iron Heath
1968-69 - Sat Jan 25 DIV 4 Grimsby 0-1 Iron Cassidy
1968-69 - Wed Nov 6 DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Grimsby Colquhoun
1967-68 - Sat Jan 20 DIV 3 Iron 0-3 Grimsby  
1967-68 - Sat Sep 16 DIV 3 Grimsby 2-1 Iron Barton
1966-67 - Tue Sep 27 DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Grimsby  
1966-67 - Wed Sep 7 DIV 3 Grimsby 7-1 Iron Bedford
1965-66 - Tue Apr 12 DIV 3 Iron 2-2 Grimsby Bedford, Colquhoun
1965-66 - Fri Apr 8 DIV 3 Grimsby 1-3 Iron Sloan 3
1964-65 - Tue Apr 6 DIV 3 Grimsby 3-0 Iron  
1964-65 - Sat Dec 26 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Grimsby Ratcliffe, Kirkman
1963-64 - Sat Apr 11 DIV 2 Grimsby 2-0 Iron  
1963-64 - Sat Nov 30 DIV 2 Iron 2-2 Grimsby Conde, Lawther
1962-63 - Fri Dec 21 DIV 2 Iron 1-1 Grimsby Gibson
1962-63 - Sat Aug 25 DIV 2 Grimsby 3-0 Iron  
1958-59 - Sat Mar 14 DIV 2 Iron 1-3 Grimsby Marriott
1958-59 - Sat Oct 25 DIV 2 Grimsby 1-1 Iron Waldock
1955-56 - Mon Apr 2 DIV 3N Iron 0-1 Grimsby  
1955-56 - Fri Mar 30 DIV 3N Grimsby 0-1 Iron Brown
1954-55 - Thu Sep 2 DIV 3N Iron 1-0 Grimsby Jones
1954-55 - Tue Aug 24 DIV 3N Grimsby 1-4 Iron Brown 2, McGill, Gregory
1953-54 - Sat Dec 19 DIV 3N Iron 2-1 Grimsby Whitfield, Gregory
1953-54 - Sat Aug 22 DIV 3N Grimsby 0-1 Iron Gregory
1952-53 - Wed Sep 3 DIV 3N Grimsby 1-0 Iron  
1952-53 - Thu Aug 28 DIV 3N Iron 0-1 Grimsby  
1951-52 - Wed Dec 26 DIV 3N Iron 1-3 Grimsby Powell
1951-52 - Tue Dec 25 DIV 3N Grimsby 3-2 Iron Powell 2
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS GRIMSBY WINS
EFL TROPHY 3 0 1
FA CUP 0 2 2
LEAGUE 12 13 22
LEAGUE CUP 0 2 2
TOTAL 15 17 27

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO...

Friday
Salford City v Harrogate Town (7pm)

Saturday
Exeter City v Stevenage (1pm)
Cambridge United v Bradford City (3pm)
Cheltenham Town v Barrow (3pm)
Leyton Orient v Forest Green Rovers (3pm)
Morecambe v Colchester United (3pm)
Oldham Athletic v Newport County (3pm)
Port Vale v Walsall (3pm)
Southend United v Mansfield Town (3pm)
Tranmere Rovers v Bolton Wanderers (3pm)


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