The Iron will play the second of four home matches in quick succession on Saturday, when Southend United visit the Sands Venue Stadium (3pm kick-off).
The Iron come into the game off the back of three 1-1 draws in their last four goals after Jordan Hallam's stoppage time equaliser in midweek.
Jordan Hallam restored parity for United in the third minute of five added onto the end of the game against Oldham Athletic in a game which saw the side register 19 shots on goal.
Southend United come into the game second from bottom in the division with 30 points to their name from 35 games this season.
They have picked up three points in their last five games courtesy of three goalless draws, with the Shrimpers not netting in their last five league games.
The side have scored 21 goals and conceded 49 so far this season. Scunthorpe lost the reverse fixture 1-0 at Roots Hall in December in the only game the Iron have played in front of a crowd this season - only their second win of the season at that stage.
Shaun Hobson has played the most minutes for the Shrimpers this campaign having played 2,796 minutes, while Elvis Bwonomo has played 2,720. Tyler Cordner, who started the season on loan with the Iron from AFC Bournemouth, has played 451 minutes, starting five games and being a used substitute once.
Attacker Jordan Hallam (hamstring) will miss the game and the club are waiting for a report from a specialist, though it looks like he could be out for a while.
Midfielder Jem Karacan (knee) came off against Oldham and will how he reacts after taking part in training on Friday will be assessed before a decision is made on his involvement at the weekend.
Centre-back Harrison McGahey faces around three-to-four weeks out with a thigh problem, while fellow defender George Taft continues to be out with an ankle injury, though has started running on the training pitch again and manager Neil Cox says he could return to action before the season finishes.
Emmanuel Onariase continues to miss out with a groin problem but has returned to training this week and will continue to be assessed. He may return to the matchday squad, but a late decision will be made.
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.
Scunthorpe took maximum points the last time the sides met at the Sands Venue Stadium, back in March 2019. Tom Pearce, Tony McMahon, George Thomas and James Perch all netted as the Iron came from 1-0 down to win 4-1.
Overall, the two sides have met 58 times, with the Iron winning 25 of those, whilst Southend have won 18 games.
|SEASON - DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
2020-21 - Sat 12 Dec
|LG 2||Southend 1-0 Iron|
|2018-19 - Tue 12 Mar||LG 1||Iron 4-1 Southend||Pearce, McMahon, Thomas, Perch|
|2018-19 - Tue 27 Nov||LG 1||Southend 2-0 Iron|
|2017-18 - Sat 27 Jan||LG 1||Southend 3-2 Iron||Hopper, van Veen|
|2017-18 - Sat 23 Dec||LG 1||Iron 3-1 Southend||van Veen, Townsend, Turner (og)|
|2016-17 - Sat 4 Feb||LG 1||Southend 3-1 Iron||Wallace|
|2016-17 - Sat 10 Sep||LG 1||Iron 4-0 Southend||Madden, van Veen, Morris, Smallwood|
|2015-16 - Sat 13 Feb||LG 1||Iron 1-0 Southend||Madden|
|2015-16 - Sat 7 Nov||FAC R1||Iron 2-1 Southend||Madden 2|
|2015-16 - Sat 26 Sep||LG 1||Southend 2-1 Iron||McSheffrey|
|2013-14 - Tue 11 Mar||LG 1||Iron 2-2 Southend||Sparrow, Winnall|
|2013-14 - Fri 13 Sep||LG 1||Southend 0-1 Iron||Iwelumo|
|2008-09 - Tue 24 Feb||LG 1||Southend 2-0 Iron|
|2008-09 - Tue 21 Oct||LG 1||Iron 1-1 Southend||Hayes|
|2005-06 - Fri 10 Mar||LG 1||Southend 3-0 Iron|
|2005-06 - Fri 26 Aug||LG 1||Iron 1-0 Southend||Baraclough|
|2004-05 - Fri 11 Feb||LG 2||Southend 0-0 Iron|
|2004-05 - Tue 19 Oct||LG 2||Iron 3-2 Southend||Torpey, Hayes, Crosby|
|2003-04 - Fri 2 Apr||DIV 3||Southend 4-2 Iron||Sparrow, Torpey|
|2003-04 - Sat 27 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Southend||MacLean|
|2002-03 - Sat 25 Jan||DIV 3||Iron 4-1 Southend||Carruthers, Kilford, Calvo-Garcia, Hayes|
|2002-03 - Sun 29 Dec||DIV 3||Southend 1-2 Iron||Carruthers, Torpey|
|2001-02 - Sat 23 Mar||DIV 3||Southend 2-0 Iron|
|2001-02 - Tue 23 Oct||DIV 3||Iron 2-0 Southend||Carruthers, Beagrie|
|2000-01 - Sat 24 Feb||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Southend||Berry|
|2000-01 - Sat 23 Sep||DIV 3||Southend 1-0 Iron|
|1998-99 - Mon 5 Apr||DIV 3||Southend 0-1 Iron||Sheldon|
|1998-99 - Sat 10 Oct||DIV 3||Iron 1-1 Southend||Calvo-Garcia|
|1989-90 - Fri 16 Feb||DIV 4||Southend 0-0 Iron|
|1989-90 - Sat 2 Dec||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Southend||Ward|
|1986-87 - Sat 11 Apr||DIV 4||Iron 3-0 Southend||Broddle, Johnson 2|
|1986-87 - Tue 4 Nov||DIV 4||Southend 3-1 Iron||Johnson|
|1985-86 - Fri 24 Jan||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Southend||Hill, Broddle|
|1985-86 - Sat 14 Sep||DIV 4||Southend 2-1 Iron||Cammack|
|1984-85 - Fri 8 Mar||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Southend||Cammack, Graham|
|1984-85 - Fri 19 Oct||DIV 4||Southend 1-1 Iron||Cowling|
|1983-84 - Fri 3 Feb||DIV 3||Southend 0-0 Iron|
|1983-84 - Fri 30 Sep||DIV 3||Iron 1-6 Southend||Holden|
|1980-81 - Sun 22 Mar||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Southend||Pilling, Green|
|1980-81 - Fri 17 Oct||DIV 4||Southend 2-0 Iron|
|1977-78 - Fri 3 Feb||DIV 4||Southend 2-0 Iron|
|1977-78 - Sat 10 Sep||DIV 4||Iron 1-2 Southend||Lumby|
|1976-77 - Sat 5 Mar||DIV 4||Iron 1-0 Southend||Lumby|
|1976-77 - Fri 24 Sep||DIV 4||Southend 1-1 Iron||Keeley|
|1972-73 - Sat 4 Nov||DIV 3||Iron 0-0 Southend|
|1972-73 - Mon 25 Sep||DIV 3||Southend 1-0 Iron|
|1971-72 - Tue 25 Apr||DIV 4||Iron 1-1 Southend||Kirk|
|1971-72 - Mon 30 Aug||DIV 4||Southend 2-3 Iron||Davidson 2, Fletcher|
|1970-71 - Fri 18 Dec||DIV 4||Southend 2-2 Iron||Davidson, Kirk|
|1970-71 - Sat 22 Aug||DIV 4||Iron 3-0 Southend||Kerr, Foxton, Heath|
|1969-70 - Tue 7 Oct||DIV 4||Iron 2-0 Southend||Rusling, Cassidy|
|1969-70 - Fri 15 Aug||DIV 4||Southend 3-0 Iron|
|1968-69 - Mon 12 May||DIV 4||Iron 4-1 Southend||Cassidy 2, Rusling 2|
|1968-69 - Mon 17 Mar||DIV 4||Southend 0-3 Iron||Heath, Haydock (og), Cassidy|
|1965-66 - Fri 13 May||DIV 4||Southend 0-1 Iron||Sloan|
|1965-66 - Sat 30 Apr||DIV 4||Iron 0-0 Southend|
|1964-65 - Sat 23 Jan||DIV 4||Southend 0-1 Iron||Thomas|
|1964-65 - Fri 18 Sep||DIV 4||Iron 2-1 Southend||Sloan, Lawther|
Our full record against Southend is as follows:
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