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Name: Scunthorpe United FC
Nickname: The Iron
Founded: 1899
Ground: Glanford Park (Capacity 9,088)
Manager: Keith Hill
Top Scorer: Sam Burns, Aaron Jarvis (2 goals)
Head-to-head: SAL-1 DRAW-3 SCU-0

LAST TIME WE MET

An evenly fought battle at Glanford Park resulted in a point apiece between the Ammies and Scunthorpe United. The hosts had the better of the chances in the first half with Hayden Hackney posing a particular threat drilling a half volley over and bending a shot wide from just outside the area.

Former Scunthorpe winger Josh Morris skimmed the bar from a free kick, which was the best chance Salford could manage, and just before the break The Ammies fell behind to Ryan Loft’s close range finish.

The Ammies had seen a lot of the ball despite not creating too many chances, but the visitors levelled shortly before the hour mark. Moving from the edge of their box to the other in just three passes, Matthew Lund threaded an inch-perfect ball through to Conor McAleny who kept his cool to slot his effort past the oncoming ‘keeper and into the bottom corner.

WHAT WE’RE SAYING

Writing in his programme notes, which you can read online from 6pm on Friday or by buying a copy at the game, Gary Bowyer touched on the positive starts that the Ammies have been making in games and referenced last season’s run-in as we approach the final set of league fixtures.

“We’ve been starting games well with Matt Smith scoring early against Forest Green in our last game here; hitting the woodwork twice at Exeter; and creating a couple of early chances at Rochdale.

“Those chances will continue to come if we play like that and then it’s about us taking them.

“With 11 games to go there are still 33 points to play for so a lot can change, last season we saw what a late run can do so we’ll keep focused on the next game and see where it takes us.”

TEAM NEWS

          
There is nothing new to report from Tuesday night, with Matthew Lund shaking off the impact that forced him off late on so he could face his former Club. Jordan Turnbull serves the second of his two match suspension for accumulating 10 yellow cards, so misses out. Ash Eastham, Josh Morris, Luke Burgess, Conor McAleny, Liam Shephard and Ian Henderson are all out with injuries.

HOW TO FOLLOW

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