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.

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