Scunthorpe Build Up

So Salop face Scunthorpe United on Saturday for the first time in 7 years.

Both teams come into this game after having a difficult start to the season with Scunthorpe only picking up one point from their first 5 games which came against the 9 men of Sheffield United.

Scunthorpe United

Founded: 1899

Nickname: The Iron

Ground: Glanford Park


Manager: Alan Knill

Scunthorpe’s Last 5 Matches

Crawley 3-0 Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe 1-2 Crewe

Scunthorpe 0-4 Yeovil

Hartlepool 2-0 Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe 1-1 Sheffield United

So Scunthorpe have got off to a pretty poor start to the season scoring only 2 goals and picking up a draw which has got most Scunthorpe fans worrying about whether they will be returning to the 4th tier of the football league for the first time since 2005.

The last time Scunthorpe played in Shrewsbury was the day they got promoted from League 2 in 2005 and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. Other memorable games against Scunthorpe includes Salops last game in the football league before our season in the conference which ended in a 2-1 defeat.


Games won: 13
Games drawn: 10
Games lost: 14

Salop will want to make the most of Scunthorpe’s poor start and equal the games won v lost statistic and continue the unbeaten home record for another game but to do so we will need to cut out the mistakes at the back but also take their chances more frequently. The team can take confidence from the attacking performance in the second half of the Notts County game.

Hopefully if we can get behind them like we did for the Preston game, then they can put in the type of performance we have seen at home regularly.

Come on be the 12th man!

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