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Match Preview: Scunthorpe United (A)

Here we look ahead to the Saddlers' League Two clash with Scunthorpe United.
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Pre-Match News & Views

Arriving at the match on the back of a duo of defeats, Brian Dutton's Saddlers are looking to return to winning ways as they visit the 'Budget Banks's' and take on Scunthorpe United on Saturday afternoon.

Although relegation has almost certainly been avoided, the team can't be allowed to don their budgie smugglers and play as if they've already departed for their summer holidays. There is still plenty of pride to play for, especially for a team that has entered more than their fair share of dismal displays.

With an increasing number of young prospects joining the pre-match warm-ups, we may well see the gaffer hand a few of them an opportunity to impress as there are still plenty of places up for grabs ahead of what is likely to be an almost complete summer overhaul.

There is no doubt that many of the current crop will depart for pastures new over the coming weeks and months, but several will struggle to find employment unless they can prove themselves over the remaining three games of the season.

Opponents Scunthorpe are still in danger of plying their trade in the National League next season and, despite enjoying a game in hand over some of their relegation rivals, will be looking to put an end to the issue as they welcome the Saddlers to town this weekend.

Head to Head

The Saddlers and Iron have met on fifty-three previous occasions, and it's all-square between the two with seventeen victories apiece.

There have been nineteen draws over the history of the fixture, a history which began at Fellows Park on Saturday, 28th November 1936, and saw the Saddlers defeat Scunthorpe by three goals to nil and book a spot in the Second Round of the FA Cup.

Man in the Middle

The EFL has confirmed that James Adcock, who is based in Nottinghamshire, will be the man in the middle, whilst Marc Wilson and David Hunt have been named assistant referees. Ben Toner will act as Fourth Official.

GAMES
13
YELLOW
CARDS
RED
CARDS
27
2
PENALTIES
5

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