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    Match Preview: Bury vs Scunthorpe United

    The Iron head to Bury looking for their third win in a row and with the hope of maintaining their unbeaten league start this weekend. Scunthorpe come into the fixture on the back of a 3-1 Checkatrade Trophy win over Sunderland Under-21s on Tuesday and a convincing 4-0 victory away at Plymouth Argyle last weekend. […] More

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    Match Preview: Plymouth Argyle vs Scunthorpe United

    The Iron head to Plymouth for their longest away trip of the season this weekend, hoping to maintain their unbeaten league start. Scunthorpe come into the fixture on the back of a 1-0 victory over high-flying Oxford United and a 3-0 Carabao Cup defeat at Middlesbrough on Tuesday. Argyle drew 1-1 away at Southend last […] More

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    Match Preview: Rochdale vs Scunthorpe United

    The Iron head to Rochdale for their first away match of the season this weekend. Graham Alexander will be hoping his side can get their first three points of the campaign on the board, following their 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon last week. Rochdale are also looking to claim their first win of the season […] More

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    Match Preview: Scunthorpe United vs Notts County

    Scunthorpe United face Notts County at home in the first round of the newly named Carabao Cup tonight. Both sides head in to the match on the back of what they will regard as disappointing opening day results, with the Iron drawing 1-1 at home with AFC Wimbledon while County lost 3-0 away at Coventry […] More

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    Match Preview: Scunthorpe United vs AFC Wimbledon

    Scunthorpe United kick off the new season on Saturday with a tough home fixture against AFC Wimbledon. Iron boss Graham Alexander has confirmed that he already knows which team he will start off with in the season opener. Throughout much of pre-season, Alexander has favoured the increasingly popular formation of playing with three centre-backs – […] More

  • Next up: Bury (h) – Can we really still make the play-offs?

    Our play-off hopes just won’t die. We are now down again to six points off sixth place with four games left. So can we still finish in the top six? Well, the team in sixth place, Gillingham, are in a slump, their defeat on Saturday extending their winless run to four games. And our next […] More

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    Up next: Poor old Crewe face fans protest

    If you want an example of a club in crisis then look no further than Crewe Alexandra. Relegated from League One last weekend with five games still to go, their record this season is abysmal: only 30 points gained, eight points adrift at the bottom and just six wins all season, with only one in […] More

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    Up next: Gone for a Burton?

    The season that started with Burton Albion will end with them on Saturday unless we find the win needed to keep our faint play-off hopes alive. Otherwise the remaining five games of the season will become just an exercise in player assessment for next season. It has to be said, our play-off chances are slim. […] More

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    Up next: Bradford (a). Are the play offs still within reach?

    It’s funny how things turn out. The P word was briefly back on everyone’s lips following the 6-0 demolition of hapless Swindon, with the gap to the last play-off spot a manageable five points at the end of that game. A few hours later, though, the play-offs seemed a step too far as Millwall beat […] More

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    Up next: A possible Easter resurrection & auditioning for Alexander

    As Easter is all about resurrection, it is somewhat fitting that the chairman chose this particular time of year to appoint a new manager with the aim of bringing our promotion prospects back to life. It is probably too much to expect a play-off place this season after the recent string of draws under Nick […] More

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    Up next: Chesterfield (h) – We need to improve

    Good at drawing might be fine on your child’s school report but not for getting in the play-offs. Four draws in the last five league games, culminating in Saturday’s last-minute heartbreak at Shrewsbury, has just about put paid to our hopes of finishing in the top six and simply suggests we are not yet good […] More

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    Up next: Shrewbury (a) – a must-win for us

    Our fine win over Donny on Tuesday has put us back in with a sniff of the play-offs, but to stay on the scent we now need to win at Shrewsbury on Saturday. And that won’t be as easy as their low position in the table suggests because they are on an impressive little run at […] More

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    Up next: Donny (h) – a team in freefall

    If we can’t beat Donny on Tuesday there really is something wrong with us. Because there is definitely something wrong with Donny. They are in freefall. Just two points above the relegation zone after going nine league games without a win, including six defeats- the latest 1-0 at home to Shrewsbury on Saturday, with the […] More

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    Up next: Gillingham (h) – a game we need to win

    Despite not winning for the last three games, the fact we are now two points closer to the final play-off position currently occupied by Coventry shows just how even League One is. Anybody can beat anybody in this division. Witness, bottom club Colchester winning at Bradford on Tuesday and Coventry’s home defeat to 18th-place Chesterfield, […] More

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    Up Next: Walsall – a team under pressure

    Walsall only finished three points ahead of us last season, but they kicked on, we didn’t – a deficiency that was evident after the first month of this season when they beat us 1-0 at Glanford Park. Can we kick on now? The game at Walsall will be a big test of whether we can. […] More

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    Next Up: Oldham – Iron have to be at their best

    When we played Oldham in October it was David Dunn’s first game as their new permanent manager. He has since managed his last game for them too, as the revolving door for managers at the struggling Boundary Park club continued turning. Dunn was their fourth manager in less than a year. However, where all others […] More

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    Who’s next? Fleetwood – hopefully not a banana skin

    After Stamford Bridge, now we’re playing at Highbury. Unfortunately, that’s the Fleetwood version, the smallest stadium in League One, where we travel in hope of another three points to boost our late play-off push. However, this is Scunthorpe United we’re talking about, and it would be deflatingly typical if, having beaten promotion-pushing Coventry, Southend and […] More

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    Who’s next: Millwall – vulnerable at home

    Great win on Saturday but the play-offs spots moved no nearer as the teams in fifth and sixth place – Coventry and Millwall – failed to oblige by dropping points. However, this midweek match does give us a timely chance to eat away at that gap to the final play-off place currently held by Millwall. […] More

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    The battle of Stamford Bridge

    And so to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, for a good day out and hopefully not too much of a drubbing. If that sounds pessimistic, that’s because the only way we are going to cause a cup shock and win, or even draw, is if we play better than we have at any time this season, […] More

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    Wigan – Mark Robins’ last game before the transfer window opens

    Those waiting for the cavalry to come over the hill when the transfer window opens at midnight on Saturday need only endure one more game with the current squad. So in a way, for United to get anything out of Wigan’s visit on Saturday would be a bonus, as the manager gets ready to spend yet […] More

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    Scunthorpe v Rochdale preview

    Not many people saw that coming. An away win at Donny which ends an awful run of results against our noisy neighbours and perpetuates the mystery of why we can’t produce results like these more often. The return of David Mirfin and Stephen Dawson certainly helped – though Mirf going off in the second half […] More

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    Donny v Scunthorpe preview

    Beating Donny in recent years has become as difficult as scoring goals over recent weeks. As a result, the chances of us getting something out of the Boxing Day derby look slim. We may have a Wiseman and a King but Donny will have to also come bearing gifts for us to fly in the […] More