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Scunthorpe v Posh| Match Preview

A look ahead to Saturday's trip to Scunthorpe United.

20 October 2017

Scunthorpe United v Posh
Scunthorpe United v Posh

Posh head to Scunthorpe United on Saturday in Sky Bet League One action.

Peterborough United look to build on the point pocketed from the midweek draw at Southend United when they travel to Glanford Park to face Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

A close-range effort from striker Jack Marriott, his 10th goal of the campaign so far, earned a 1-1 draw at Roots Hall and puts Posh within touching distance of the play-off positions with a game in hand on most of their rivals.

The Iron drew 1-1 with Fleetwood Town in their last fixture, after two defeats prior to that point against Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic. Scunthorpe strengthened their defence during the summer and have only conceded 10 goals in the league so far this season, one of the better records in the division.

TEAM NEWS

Posh are hopeful that midfielder Michael Doughty will be able to return from a back problem that has kept him out of the previous two fixtures. The former Queens Park Rangers man had a back spasm last week, but is improving and could return to the squad. Junior Morias is the only other confirmed absentee.

Scunthorpe are likely to be missing both Conor Townsend and Andrew Crofts who also failed to make the midweek game against Fleetwood but Tom Hopper comes back into contention after missing the game against Rotherham. Boss Graham Alexander expects Crofts to be back sooner than Townsend but does not envisage them being out for a significant period of time.

MCCANN QUOTES

“Scunthorpe are a good side, they pass the ball well and we know that we will have to be on our game to take something from the match, but we go there with confidence. I thought we were very good in the second half on Tuesday and there are plenty of positives. We have been working hard on getting our midfield players into the box, we know that we need to start contributing goals from all over the pitch not just through Jack Marriott.”

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“We have just got to build on the last two performances which I feel have been good enough to take points from. One point was not enough from our performance on Tuesday and we should have taken something from Rotherham. At the moment we are just under what we would have expected to take from those games, with those sorts of performances and the chances we created,” Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander said.

TICKET NEWS

The game is all-ticket for Posh fans with over 440 sold as at 9am on Friday. Tickets are on sale until 3pm on Friday. For full ticket details for this game click here https://www.theposh.com/tickets/away-tickets/

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Mark Heywood is the match referee for the game.

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Posh Suffer Late Defeat At Iron

Posh beaten late on at Glanford Park.

21 October 2017

Gwion Edwards in action against Scunthorpe United Joe Dent / theposh.com
Gwion Edwards in action against Scunthorpe United

Peterborough United were beaten 2-1 by Scunthorpe United as the hosts came from behind to win.

Peterborough United were beaten 2-1 by Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League One action as they were punished for a late error by a side who in truth, didn’t really cause too many problems throughout the 90 minutes. However, it was a punishing and frustrating defeat for Posh who face Shrewsbury Town at the ABAX Stadium next Saturday.

In difficult conditions, with the wind swirling around Glanford Park, it was Grant McCann’s men who made the brighter start, winning a number of corners and seeing a wild effort from Liam Shephard go wide of the near post after a patient build-up.

A wonderful free-kick from Marcus Maddison caused panic in the Iron back-line on 16 minutes with Steven Taylor the closest to stabbing home a loose ball but it appeared to rebound back into his path and over the bar.

Liam Shephard was well placed to clear off the line from a downward McArdle header moments later after a good dink into the box by Novak. Marriott drove a shot wide from just inside the box on 25 minutes after a strong run from midfield by Jermaine Anderson.

Holmes was rightly cautioned for bringing down the marauding Edwards with Maddison testing the keeper with a rasping drive from the resulting free-kick. Bishop followed Holme into the book following another crude tackle on Edwards.

The home side made a change at the break with the booked Holmes replaced by Hakeeb Adelakun at right back. Morris squandered the clearest opening of the game moments after the re-start as a pass deflected into his path, but leaning back he fired well over the crossbar with his left-foot.

Madden headed over from a raking Bishop pass on 48 minutes as Scunthorpe continued to dominate the early moments of the second half. The deadlock was broken moments later and it came from Posh, a wonderful deep corner from Maddison was volleyed home with superb power and accuracy from close-range from HUGHES.

Clarke fired into the ide-netting for the home side after a good pass from Bishop as the game became a bit stretched. Posh made their first change on 69 minutes with Callum Chettle replacing Anderson.

Bishop sent a volley over the bar from long-range on 72 minutes before Adelakun curled an ambitious shot over after finding a bit of room. Marriott fired a free-kick from long range over the bar as the game moved into the last 15 minutes.

New signing Simon Church as was introduced by manager Graham Alexander and he nearly had the desired effect, inches away from a Morris cross. The home side got a leveller rather against the run of play on 79 minutes as Adelakun’s cross was powered home at the near post by Lee NOVAK.

Bond did well to gather a curler from Church as Posh began to tire. Shephard was booked for a foul on 84 minutes before Ricky Miller replaced Da Silva Lopes. On 88 minutes, Scunthorpe were gifted the chance to win it as a calamitous short back pass from Hughes  was intercepted by Church who rounded Bond only to be brought down by the keeper. MORRIS stepped up and coolly scored the spot-kick. Bishop crashed a shot wide of the target as the game moved into stoppage time.

Scunthorpe: Gilks, Clarke, Wallace, Ojo, Madden (sub Van Veen 60min) Morris, Bishop, Novak, Holmes (sub Adelakun 46min), McArdle, Butroid (sub Church 77min). Unused subs: Watson,, Hopper, Lewis, Burgess, Clarke.

Posh: Bond, Hughes, Taylor, Baldwin, Shephard, Edwards, Anderson (sub Chettle 69min), Da Silva Lopes (sub Miller 84min), Maddison, Grant, Marriott. Unused subs: O’Malley, Kanu, Doughty, Penny, Lloyd.

Half-time: Scunthorpe United 0-0 Peterborough United
Full-time: Scunthorpe United 2-1 Peterborough United
Attendance: 4,275

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