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Iron to scrap reserve side

Scunthorpe chairman Peter Swann confirmed on BBC Radio Humberside that the club will not be competing in the Central League development league this term.

Swann stated the main reason behind the decision was that the reserve side was largely made up of youth team players last season, but also admitted they had encountered difficulties with the availability of the Glanford Park pitch due to flooding at the club’s old training ground at Grove Wharf.

United will instead seek to play behind closed doors fixtures as and when they were needed.

The Iron won just one of fourteen fixtures last season, finishing bottom of the table with nine points.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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