Accrington v Scunthorpe preview
Last Updated: 31/08/18 12:02pm
Loanee Nick Anderton will come back into contention for Accrington's League One clash with Scunthorpe.
The 22-year-old full-back missed Saturday's 1-1 draw with parent club Blackpool, but is now available again to face the Iron.
Manager John Coleman will now have to weigh up whether to recall Anderton or persevere with Rotherham loan man Michael Ihiekwe at left-back. Offrande Zanzala continues to push for a start after several impressive showings off the bench.
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New boss Stuart McCall will look to stamp his authority in his first match at the Scunthorpe helm, meaning changes could well be afoot. Nick Daws lost his job after just one win in five and has been replaced by McCall, who has named Kenny Black as his assistant.
The club could hand a debut to Jak Alnwick after signing the goalkeeper on loan from Rangers until the end of the season, while Chelsea's Ike Ugbo could be drafted in for a debut up front. Rory Watson and Matt Gilks remain long-term absentees for the Iron.
This will be just the fifth meeting in all competitions between Accrington and Scunthorpe, with the Iron winning three of those matches (L1).
Accrington Stanley have lost both of the previous two games at the Wham Stadium to Scunthorpe, losing 0-2 in a League Cup tie in 2011, and 2-3 in a League Two fixture back in 2013/14.
Accrington have lost just one of their last 19 league matches in September (W14 D4).
Scunthorpe's last eight league goals have been scored by different players (Adelakun, Toney, Townsend, Humphrys, Dales, Novak, Morris and Burgess).
Scunthorpe's Josh Morris has been involved in six goals in six league starts away from home in the month of September for the Iron (4 goals, 2 assists).