Alexander to make changes against in-form Leicester in the Checkatrade


Graham Alexander has confirmed he will make changes to the side that lost 3-0 to Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup, when Leicester City’s development squad arrive in the Checkatrade Trophy this evening.

The Iron welcome Steve Beaglehole’s men to Glanford Park, with a place in the last 16 of the under fire competition the prize for the winner.

“We will make changes because we can’t expect players to play two games in three days and then go again on Saturday,” Alexander told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

“We will make changes that are justified and right and concentrate on the league when we come round to it.

“However, I am not looking beyond Tuesday cos it’s an important game and especially after Sunday we want to go on and put on a good performance.

The Iron face a tricky challenge in the shape of an in-form Leicester side who are unbeaten in twelve games, but Alexander is hoping his side can start to erase the memory of Sunday’s drubbing by progressing to the next round.

“I don’t think winning on Tuesday will put it right behind us,” he added.

“We can’t just brush it under the carpet and I think the sting from Sunday will last a little bit longer and sometimes that is not a bad thing as it can spur us on again.

“It is an opportunity for everybody, especially in a game in front of your own supporters.

“The performance level has to be right but I expect players to go into the game determined to show what they can do.”

“The Checkatrade is the biggest thing for us now and it is a game we want to win.”

The Iron will definitely be without Jordan Clarke, Funso Ojo and Lee Novak, who are all currently on the treatment table

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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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