Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Match Previews

Preview: Cambridge United (A)

2 March 2021

The Iron will be looking to bounce back from two successive defeats when they visit league leaders Cambridge United on Tuesday night (7pm kick-off).

Club News

Get your Cambridge United v Iron iFollow match pass

2 March 2021

SCENE-SETTER...

Though they certainly had the chances to get more from the game, the Iron were defeated 2-0 at home by third-placed Cheltenham Town on Saturday.

That followed a 2-0 loss at Bolton Wanderers last midweek, in a match during which a penalty decision going against the Iron played a key part.

Prior to then, Scunthorpe had won four in a row and will be seeking to return to winning ways at the Abbey Stadium.

TEAM NEWS...

George Taft came off against Cheltenham with an ankle injury in the sixth minute, and the club are awaiting the results of a scan on the former Cambridge centre-back, but first team manager Neil Cox anticipates he'll be out for "six-to-eight weeks at best".

Forward Ryan Loft was brought off as a precaution with a hamstring problem and will be assessed before the game, as will Emmanuel Onariase (groin) and Abo Eisa (hamstring).

Striker Aaron Jarvis (hamstring) continues to be missing for around a month, while fellow forward Olufela Olomola is back training following a knee injury sustained after coming off the bench against Bolton Wanderers in November, but Cox says he needs to practice match game time to get match fitness up first. He played in a behind-closed-doors game against Doncaster last Wednesday.

Midfielder George Hornshaw, who has played at right-back this season, faces a 'few months out' following an ankle operation, while goalkeeper Adam Kelsey will be out for a while too - also after an operation on his ankle.

THE OPPOSITION...

Mark Bonner's side have set the tone in the division from the very start and lead the table at present.

They were late 1-0 victors at Port Vale on Saturday, with former Iron loanee Liam O'Neil scoring a stunning late winner.

The U's are without a win in their last two home matches though, having lost 1-0 against Cheltenham last Tuesday and drawn 0-0 at home to Southend United earlier last month.

Paul Mullin's goals have played a huge part in the success so far this term, with the striker netting 22 times. Fellow forward Joe Ironside has notched on 11 occasions.

Wes Hoolahan has been rolling back the years in midfield and set up six goals, as well as scoring four himself. The 38-year-old former Norwich man has made 23 appearances so far.

The appearance tables are topped by defenders Greg Taylor and Kyle Knoyle on 32 league starts apiece.

PAST MEETINGS...

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2020-21 - Sat Oct 17 LG 2 Iron 0-5 Cambridge  
2019-20 - Tue Feb 11 LG 2 Iron 0-2 Cambridge  
2019-20 - Tue Aug 20 LG 2 Cambridge 3-2 Iron McArdle 2
2016-17 - Tue Nov 8 EFLT GS Cambridge 0-2 Iron Williams, Adelakun
2004-05 - Sat Apr 16 LG 2 Iron 4-0 Cambridge Kell, Crosby, Taylor 2
2004-05 - Tue Dec 7 LG 2 Cambridge 1-2 Iron Torpey, Taylor
2003-04 - Sat May 1 DIV 3 Cambridge 3-2 Iron Beagrie, Torpey
2003-04 - Sat Nov 22 DIV 3 Iron 4-0 Cambridge Hayes, MacLean 3
2002-03 - Sat Mar 29 DIV 3 Cambridge 1-1 Iron Hayes
2002-03 - Sat Oct 12 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Cambridge Sparrow
1999-00 - Sat Mar 11 DIV 2 Iron 0-3 Cambridge  
1999-00 - Tue Nov 2 DIV 2 Cambridge 1-3 Iron Hope, Harsley, Hodges
1998-99 - Sat Feb 13 DIV 3 Cambridge 0-0 Iron  
1998-99 - Tue Sep 8 DIV 3 Iron 3-2 Cambridge Forrester 2, Logan
1997-98 - Sat Mar 14 DIV 3 Cambridge 2-2 Iron Forrester, Stamp
1997-98 - Tue Nov 4 DIV 3 Iron 3-3 Cambridge Forrester, Eyre, D'Auria
1996-97 - Tue Feb 25 DIV 3 Cambridge 0-2 Iron Eyre, Housham
1996-97 - Tue Sep 10 DIV 3 Iron 3-2 Cambridge McFarlane, Clarkson, Wilson
1995-96 - Sat Jan 20 DIV 3 Cambridge 1-2 Iron Wilson, McFarlane
1995-96 - Sat Aug 12 DIV 3 Iron 1-2 Cambridge Eyre
1989-90 - Sat Apr 7 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Cambridge Taylor
1989-90 - Sat Oct 28 DIV 4 Cambridge 5-3 Iron Marshall, Daws, Hamilton
1988-89 - Sat Feb 25 DIV 4 Cambridge 0-3 Iron Taylor, Flounders, Daws
1988-89 - Sat Oct 15 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Cambridge Taylor
1987-88 - Sat Jan 2 DIV 4 Iron 3-2 Cambridge Hill, Taylor, Daws
1987-88 - Sat Sep 12 DIV 4 Cambridge 3-3 Iron Flounders 2, Harle
1986-87 - Sat Feb 28 DIV 4 Cambridge 1-0 Iron  
1986-87 - Tue Sep 30 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Cambridge Broddle
1985-86 - Sat Mar 15 DIV 4 Cambridge 0-1 Iron Cammack
1985-86 - Fri Oct 11 DIV 4 Iron 0-0 Cambridge  
1976-77 - Sat Mar 26 DIV 4 Iron 0-2 Cambridge  
1976-77 - Fri Oct 15 DIV 4 Cambridge 1-0 Iron  
1975-76 - Sat Feb 7 DIV 4 Cambridge 2-2 Iron Keeley, Davidson
1975-76 - Tue Nov 4 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Cambridge  
1974-75 - Sat Apr 19 DIV 4 Cambridge 2-0 Iron  
1974-75 - Sat Oct 12 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Cambridge Warnock, Keeley
1971-72 - Sat Apr 29 DIV 4 Cambridge 2-0 Iron  
1971-72 - Tue Apr 11 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Cambridge Fletcher 2
1970-71 - Sat Mar 27 DIV 4 Cambridge 1-1 Iron Keegan
1970-71 - Sat Sep 5 DIV 4 Iron 0-0 Cambridge  
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS CAMBRIDGE WINS
CUP 1 0 0
LEAGUE 14 11 14
TOTAL 15 11 14

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO...

Morecambe v Crawley Town (6.30pm)
Barrow v Harrogate Town (7pm)
Bradford City v Mansfield Town (7pm)
Cheltenham Town v Southend United (7pm)
Colchester United v Carlisle United (7pm)
Exeter City v Walsall (7pm)
Grimsby Town v Leyton Orient (7pm)
Oldham Athletic v Bolton Wanderers (7pm)
Salford City v Port Vale (7pm)
Stevenage v Forest Green Rovers (7pm)
Tranmere Rovers v Newport County (7pm)


Advertisement block