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Preview: Scunthorpe

21 November 2014

A look ahead to Saturday's game at the Checkatrade.com Stadium

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Simon Hooper

Assistants: Ian Cooper and Jake Hillier

Fourth Official: Paul Kelly

 

TEAM NEWS

Izale McLeod is available after suspension but Lanre Oyebanjo, Josh Simpson and Matt Harrold are all injury doubts. Loan signing Lewis Price is available.

For Scunthorpe, David Mirfin and Niall Canavan are back in training after long-term injuries but are unlikely to be considered for Saturday. Isaiah Osbourne (hamstring) is definitely out but Luke Williams should have recovered from a foot injury to be available for selection.


VIEW FROM INSIDE THE CAMP

John Gregory: "They have picked up since Mark Robins took over and won at Peterborough in their last away League game which is a great result. We will respect Scunthorpe but it's up to us to play with a good tempo from the first whistle and ask questions of the opposition."

Mark Robins (Scunthorpe manager, pictured): "I'm looking for two things from Saturday - a good performance and to get out of the bottom four. We've done well in our last two away games and I expect that to continue."

  

WE’VE MET BEFORE?

This will be the third League meeting between the teams. Scunthorpe were our opponents in our first League One fixture in August 2012 when Reds won 3-0. The return at Glanford Park in February 2013 ended in a 2-1 defeat for Reds.

 

SATURDAY'S LEAGUE ONE GAMES

Bradford City v Gillingham

Bristol City v Preston NE

Chesterfield v Barnsley

Colchester United v Coventry City

Fleetwood v Walsall

Leyton Orient v Crewe

MK Dons v Port Vale

Notts County v Yeovil Town

Peterborough v Swindon

Rochdale v Doncaster Rovers

Sheffield United v Oldham


FANCY A FLUTTER?

Did you know that if you open an account with SkyBet you could win yourself £5,000 and £250,000 for the club to spend in the next transfer window. For more on the match odds and the Sky Bet Transfer Fund click here

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are now on sale and there will be cash turnstiles in operation for home and away fans on Saturday. Details can be found here.




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