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Iron to cover more miles in 2021-22

21 June 2021

United will put in more miles completing their Sky Bet League Two fixtures next season - 334 more than in the last campaign in fact.

Last season, Scunthorpe would have travelled 6,328 miles both ways in the 23 regular away league games. 

In 2021-22 though, the team will travel 6,662 miles to complete their away fixtures. 

Following Grimsby Town's relegation to the National League, the Iron’s shortest trip next season will now be at Mansfield Town, which is just two miles shorter than the trip to Harrogate Town.

EFL newcomers Sutton United is the third longest trip after being promoted from the National League, providing we're scheduled to play them after their grass pitch has been laid. United’s longest trip is Exeter City for the second successive season.

Meanwhile, the relegation of Swindon Town and Bristol Rovers into the division adds two long trips to the mix, although the relegation of Southend to the National League and Cambridge United and Cheltenham Town getting promoted out of League Two have seen some other of the longer distance games also disappear.

In 2021-22, there are seven teams in the league within a 100-mile radius. United have gained one (Rochdale), losing two (Bolton Wanderers and Grimsby Town).

Mansfield Town - 58 miles
Harrogate Town - 60 miles
Bradford City - 61 miles 
Rochdale - 81 miles
Oldham Athletic - 81 miles
Salford City - 86 miles
Port Vale - 95 miles
Hartlepool United - 112 miles
Walsall - 115 miles 
Tranmere Rovers - 121 miles
Northampton Town - 127 miles
Stevenage - 143 miles
Barrow - 146 miles
Carlisle United - 161 miles
Leyton Orient - 174 miles
Colchester United - 184 miles
Forest Green Rovers - 186 miles
Swindon Town - 198 miles
Bristol Rovers - 201 miles
Newport County - 211 miles
Sutton United - 218 miles
Crawley Town - 236 miles
Exeter City - 276 miles

2014-15 5,736
2015-16 5,270
2016-17 6,190
2017-18 6,530
2018-19 6,826
2019-20 6,776^
2020-21 6,328
2021-22 6,662

^had the campaign been completed, the side would have travelled 6,776 miles

*please note, the figures are based on travelling to and from the Sands Venue Stadium on the shortest possible route

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