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OPPOSITION GUIDE: SCUNTHORPE UNITED

27 September 2019

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City are set for their seventh away trip of the season, visiting Scunthorpe United tomorrow (3.00pm). 

Paul Hurst's men have endured a difficult start to the Sky Bet League Two campaign, currently sitting 23rd in the table. 

We have compiled an Opposition Guide packed full of detailed information on Saturday's hosts.

SUMMER TRANSFER ACTIVITY

The Sands Venue Stadium outfit have spent a busy summer adding to their ranks, making 13 new singings with a further eight departures.

Ins: John McAtee (Shrewsbury Town), Regan Slater (Sheffield United, loan), Kgosie Ntlhe (Rochdale), Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle), Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers), Jack Lambert (Dundee), Jake Eastwood (Sheffield United, loan), George Miller (Barnsley, loan), Abo Eisa (Shrewsbury Town), Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United, loan), Alex Gilliead (Shrewsbury Town), Junior Brown (Coventry City, loan), Jamie Ward (unnasigned). 

Outs: Funso Ojo (Aberdeen), Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town), Kyle Wootton (Notts County, loan), Byron Webster (Carlisle United), Jonathan Flatt (Rushall), Cameron Burgess (Salford City, loan), Charlie Goode (Northampton Town), Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United, loan). 

ONES TO WATCH

Jordan Clarke: 

An athletic full-back, Clarke is now in his fifth season at the Iron, having signed in 2015. 

The 27-year-old has been capped by England at youth level, having come through the ranks at - and making 125 league appearences for - his hometown club, Coventry City. 

Matthew Lund:

A former Bantams midfielder, Lund made 10 appearances on loan in West Yorkshire throughout the 2017/18 campaign, scoring two goals. 

The former Rochdale man has been capped three times - at senior level - by Northern Ireland. 

Alex Gilliead: 

A tricky winger, City fans will be familiar with Alex Gilliead with him spending two seperate loan spells at the Utilita Energy Stadium between 2017 and 2018. 

The former Newcastle United man has also represented Luton Town, Carlisle United and Shrewsbury Town and, at 23, has been capped by England at youth level. 

George Miller: 

Another former Bantam, Miller spent the 2019/20 campign on loan at the Utilita Energy Stadium from Middlesbrough. 

The 21-year-old began his career with his hometown club Bury before moving to Teeside, and now represents another Sky Bet Championship side, Barnsley. 

THE MANAGER

Paul Hurst hurst has been at the Scunthorpe helm just over four months, after taking the reigns in May. 

An experienced manager, the 45 year old guided Shrewsbury Town to the Sky Bet League One play-off final in 2018, having also held the post at Ipswich Town and Grimsby Town. 

The Sheffield man also developed an etablished playing career, making over 400 league appearances at left-back for Rotherham United. 

THE CAPTAIN

Serving his second spell with the North Lincolnshire side, skipper Andy Butler, 35, carries a wealth of EFL experience. 

Beginning his professional career with Scunthorpe, in 2002, the centre-half went on to enjoy notable spells with the likes of Walsall, Doncaster Rovers and Huddersfield Town. 

LAST TIME OUT

Scunthorpe picked up another point in their Leasing.com Trophy Group on Tuesday, with a penalty shoot-out defeat at home to Leicester City Under-21s. 

Scunthorpe United 1 (Ryan Colclough 88')

Leicester City Under-21s 2 (Kieran Dewsbury-Hall 87')

(Penalties: 1-3)

Leasing.com Trophy - Northern Group A

Tuesday September 24th 2019

Attendance: 572

Scunthorpe: Jake Eastwood; Jordan Clarke, Andy Butler (c), Jacob Bedeau, Kgosi Ntlhe; Ryan Colclough, Regan Slater, Levi Sutton, Abo Eisa (Andy Dales 59'); John McAtee (Lewis Butroid 80'), George Miller. Subs (not used): Tom Collins (GK), Reon Potts, Mason O'Malley, Tom Pugh, George Hornshaw. 

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