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Match Preview: Scunthorpe v Pompey

All you need to know about League One clash

22 September 2017

Scunthorpe United v Pompey preview

Pompey begin another busy week of League One action with a long trip north to play Scunthorpe on Saturday.

It is sure to be a tough test against a side that currently sit sixth in the standings, having collected four more points than the Blues.

But The Iron have not won either of their two most recent fixtures at Glanford Park, collecting a point against Blackpool before being beaten by Blackburn.

They do go into the contest on the back of a victory, however, following last Saturday’s 1-0 triumph at Doncaster.

Graham Alexander’s side might have been playing Championship football this weekend, finishing just four points adrift of the automatic promotion spots last term.

And the play-offs did not prove to be an adequate consolation, as they were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Millwall to miss out on a day at Wembley.

Pompey and Scunthorpe cannot be split when you look at the overall record between the sides, with both having claimed eight wins.

But it was The Iron who were celebrating in the most recent clash in February 2014, dishing out a 5-1 thumping to Richie Barker’s Blues.

Milan Lalkovic (Achilles), Damien McCrory (knee) and Jack Whatmough (knee), will be missing for Pompey, but Brett Pitman is available, despite breaking his nose against Fleetwood.

Andrew Crofts (ankle), Joanthan Margetts (knee) and Luke Williams (hamstring) are all sidelined for Scunthorpe, while Charlie Goode (ankle) is a doubt.

Read what Kenny Jackett and Stuart O’Keefe have to say about the game or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below videos.

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Pompey: 8 Wins
Scunthorpe: 8 Wins
8 Draws

At Scunthorpe
Pompey: 2 Wins
Scunthorpe: 5 Wins
4 Draws

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We will also have match updates on Twitter and via the match centre.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary on Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not online), while The News will also have extensive coverage.

Scunthorpe are 7/5 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 2/1.

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