Scunthorpe v Shrewsbury preview
Last Updated: 20/09/18 5:44pm
Scunthorpe boss Stuart McCall will be without Cameron Borthwick-Jackson as he looks to secure a first home win of the season in Saturday's League One clash with Shrewsbury.
The on-loan Manchester United defender suffered concussion during the first half of last Saturday's 3-2 win at AFC Wimbledon and will sit out this weekend as a result. Lewis Butroid took his place against the Dons and will hope to get the nod this time around.
Full-back Jordan Clarke remains a doubt, while fellow defender Rory McArdle is out, as are long-term absentees Rory Watson and Matt Gilks.
Shrewsbury manager John Askey is looking for more of the same after seeing his side claim their first win of the season against Southend last weekend. Goals from Greg Docherty and Lee Angol, the two men he had drafted into the team after a 1-1 draw at Portsmouth, did the trick in a 2-0 victory.
Full-back James Bolton was an unused substitute after recovering from a hamstring problem and he will hope to force his way back into contention, while keeper Steve Arnold resumed on the bench following a training ground injury. However, striker Abo Eisa remains on the sidelines as he battles a knee problem.
After 17 matches unbeaten in all competitions with Shrewsbury (W12 D5), Scunthorpe have lost each of the last three meetings, all coming in League One.
Shrewsbury completed the league double over Scunthorpe for the first time ever in League One last season, winning 2-0 at home in September 2017 before a 2-1 victory at Glanford Park in March.
Scunthorpe are winless in their last five home league games (D4 L1) despite leading in three of those matches. They have already lost a league-high six points from leading positions in home matches this season.
Excluding play-offs, Shrewsbury Town are winless in their last eight away games in League One (D5 L3), their worst league run since October 2014 (14 matches).
Scunthorpe's Lee Novak has been directly involved in five goals in his last three league starts against Shrewsbury (three goals, two assists), including a hat-trick for Chesterfield in January 2016.