The Iron will play the first of three home matches in quick succession on Tuesday night, when Oldham Athletic visit the Sands Venue Stadium (7pm kick-off).
United take on the Latics this midweek before a home encounter against Southend United on Saturday, and then the visit of Bradford City next Tuesday night.
They come into it looking to bounce back from two 2-0 defeats against high-flying Cheltenham Town and Exeter City in our last two home fixtures.
Scunthorpe drew 1-1 at Leyton Orient at the weekend in a game they were unfortunate not to win, and will be seeking the full three points for the first time in a fortnight when Keith Curle's side come to town.
A win could send Neil Cox's 18th-placed side up to 15th, while Oldham are a place above on goal difference and could climb to the same position.
Centre-back Harrison McGahey faces around three-to-four weeks out with a thigh problem, while fellow defender George Taft continues to miss the next two months with an ankle injury, which effectively rules him out for the remainder of the season.
Emmanuel Onariase continues to miss out with a groin problem but has returned to training this week and will continue to be assessed.
Striker Aaron Jarvis (hamstring) has had a fresh setback and could miss the rest of the season, 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 80 minutes in a behind-closed-doors game against Doncaster a fortnight back.
Midfielder George Hornshaw and goalkeeper Adam Kelsey are both expected to be out for a couple of months following ankle surgery.
Curle took over as Oldham head coach last week following the departure of Harry Kewell.
The former led Northampton Town to promotion from League Two last term but left in February after a poor run of form left them 23rd in League One, while Kewell left after seven months in charge.
The Latics drew 0-0 at Port Vale in Curle's first game before a 4-2 home loss to Cambridge United on Saturday.
Former Iron attacker Bobby Grant is amongst the former United men in their squad, joined by former goalkeeper Ian Lawlor (who tops their appearance tables with 30 league starts), defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and forward Conor McAleny. All four have been mainstays in the side.
The latter of those players tops their scorer charts with 12 strikes to his name, while Dylan Bahamboula is also one to watch with eight assists and three goals.
Jacob Bedeau and Kevin van Veen struck the goals as we won 2-0 away at Boundary Park back in November.
The two sides drew 2-2 in this corresponding fixture last season, as Matthew Lund and van Veen scored with the team coming from behind to claim a point.
|2020-21 - Sat 14 Nov||LG 2||Oldham 0-2 Iron||Bedeau, van Veen|
|2019-20 - Wed 1 Jan||LG 1||Oldham 0-2 Iron||Eisa, Lund|
|2019-20 - Tue 17 Sep||LG 1||Iron 2-2 Oldham||Lund, van Veen|
|2018-18 - Sat 3 Mar||LG 1||Iron 0-2 Oldham|
|2017-18 - Sat 28 Oct||LG 1||Oldham 2-3 Iron||Hopper, Morris, Holmes|
|2016-17 - Sat 19 Nov||LG 1||Iron 1-0 Oldham||Wiseman|
|2016-17 - Tue 18 Oct||LG 1||Oldham 2-0 Iron|
|2015-16 - Sat 27 Feb||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Oldham||Wootton|
|2015-16 - Sat 10 Oct||LG 1||Oldham 2-4 Iron||McSheffrey, Rowe, Madden, van Veen|
|2014-15 - Sat 7 Feb||LG 1||Iron 0-1 Oldham|
|2014-15 - Sat 27 Sep||LG 1||Oldham 3-2 Iron||Boyce, Fallon|
|2012-13 - Tue 1 Jan||LG 1||Iron 2-2 Oldham||Canavan, Duffy|
|2012-13 - Tue 18 Sep||LG 1||Oldham 1-1 Iron||Clarke|
|2011-12 - Tue 6 Mar||LG 1||Oldham 1-2 Iron||Mirfin, Thompson|
|2011-12 - Tue 4 Oct||FLT R2||Iron 0-1 Oldham|
|2011-12 - Tue 16 Aug||L1||Iron 1-2 Oldham||Dagnall|
|2010-11 - Tue 10 Aug||LG CUP R1||Iron 2-1 Oldham||Forte, Woolford|
|2008-09 - Tue 27 Jan||L1||Iron 2-0 Oldham||McCann, Hooper|
|2008-09 - Tue 28 Oct||L1||Oldham 3-0 Iron|
|2006-07 - Sat 13 Jan||L1||Iron 1-1 Oldham||Gregan (og)|
|2006-07 - Sat 9 Sep||L1||Oldham 1-0 Iron|
|2005-06 - Sat 6 May||L1||Oldham 1-1 Iron||Sharp|
|2005-06 - Sat 29 Oct||L1||Iron 4-2 Oldham||Butler, Sharp 2, Crosby|
|2003-04 - Tue 12 Aug||LG CUP R1||Iron 2-1 Oldham||Hayes 2|
|1999-00 - Sat 25 Mar||DIV 2||Iron 1-2 Oldham||Quailey|
|1999-00 - Sun 26 Dec||DIV 2||Oldham 1-1 Iron||Hope|
|1972-73 - Tue 13 Mar||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Oldham|
|1972-73 - Tue 24 Oct||DIV 3||Oldham 3-0 Iron|
|1970-71 - Tue 6 Oct||DIV 4||Oldham 1-1 Iron||Davidson|
|1970-71 - Tue 1 Sep||DIV 4||Iron 2-3 Oldham||Lindsey, Heath|
|1969-70 - Sat 27 Dec||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Oldham||Davidson, Cassidy|
|1969-70 - Sat 30 Aug||DIV 4||Oldham 1-3 Iron||Deere, Davidson, Cassidy|
|1967-68 - Sat 3 Feb||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Oldham||Sloan, Foley|
|1967-68 - Sat 23 Sep||DIV 3||Oldham 3-4 Iron||Barton, Sloan 2, Horstead|
|1966-67 - Tue 15 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Oldham||Colquhoun|
|1966-67 - Tue 18 Oct||DIV 3||Oldham 2-0 Iron|
|1965-66 - Sat 26 Mar||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Oldham||Bedford|
|1965-66 - Sat 2 Oct||DIV 3||Oldham 1-3 Iron||Barton, Bedford, Colquhoun|
|1964-65 - Fri 12 Mar||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Oldham||Brown|
|1964-65 - Sat 31 Oct||DIV 3||Oldham 2-1 Iron||Lawther|
|1957-58 - Sat 22 Feb||DIV 3 (N)||Iron 1-1 Oldham||Waldock|
|1957-58 - Sat 23 Nov||DIV 3 (N)||Oldham 2-1 Iron||Davis|
|1956-57 - Sat 27 Apr||DIV 3 (N)||Iron 0-0 Oldham|
|1956-57 - Sat 20 Apr||DIV 3 (N)||Oldham 1-1 Iron||Fletcher|
|1955-56 - Sat 24 Dec||DIV 3 (N)||Oldham 2-1 Iron||Jones|
|1955-56 - Sat 27 Aug||DIV 3 (N)||Iron 2-1 Oldham||Haigh, Callaghan|
|1954-55 - Mon 11 Apr||DIV 3 (N)||Iron 6-1 Oldham||Brown 2, Hubbard 2, Gregory 2|
|1954-55 - Fri 8 Apr||DIV 3 (N)||Oldham 1-1 Iron||Hubbard|
|1952-53 - Sat 18 Apr||DIV 3 (N)||Iron 1-1 Oldham||Bushby|
|1952-53 - Sat 29 Nov||DIV 3 (N)||Oldham 0-1 Iron||Daley|
|1951-52 - Sat 29 Dec||DIV 3 (N)||Oldham 2-0 Iron|
|1951-52 - Sat 1 Sep||DIV 3 (N)||Iron 2-2 Oldham||Cumner, Wallace|
|1950-51 - Tue 12 Sep||DIV 3 (N)||Oldham 3-4 Iron||Gorin 2, Whitfield, Mosby|
|1950-51 - Wed 6 Sep||DIV 3 (N)||Iron 1-0 Oldham||Whitfield|
Our full record against Oldham Athletic is as follows:
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