Scunthorpe v Newcastle

19 October 2009 03:51
Coca Cola Championship Venue: Glanford Park Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2009 Kick-off: 1945 BST Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio TEAM NEWS Scunthorpe have no fresh injury worries ahead of Newcastle's visit. There had been fears that Grant McCann would be ruled out after taking a knock against Sheffield United, but he has been passed fit. Newcastle will again be without defenders Steven Taylor (hamstring) and Fabricio Coloccini (groin). Coloccini is expected to return for the game against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, but Tuesday evening's match comes too soon for him. MATCH PREVIEW Saturday's 3-1 victory at home to Sheffield United was another example of Scunthorpe's ability to upset some of the Championship's big guns. Now one of the biggest of them all, Newcastle, visit Glanford Park looking to make amends for a defeat at Nottingham Forest which resulted in them being knocked off the top of the table. Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins declared after Saturday's result that a win against any Championship club was a "fantastic achievement." Beating Newcastle would be a particularly sweet moment for The Iron given their relative lack of resources. And the way they dismantled their Yorkshire rivals at the weekend suggests they could cause the Magpies problems. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head • Scunthorpe have won all three of the club's previous home matches against Newcastle. 606: DEBATE Have your say on this match • These clubs last met in the FA Cup in a fourth round replay in January 1974, when the Magpies won 3-0 at the Old Showground. • They last crossed swords in a league game in the old Second Division in 1963/64. Scunthorpe • Scunthorpe ended a four-game winless league run with Saturday's 3-1 home win over Sheffield United. • Only Ipswich have conceded more Championship goals than Scunthorpe. The Iron have let in 22 and Ipswich 25. • What they have they hold. Scunthorpe are the only side not to have dropped a single point once in front in a Championship game this season. Newcastle • Newcastle have hit their worst form of the season, with no win in three, and no goal in two. Only one other club, Preston, have failed to score in their last two Championship fixtures. • No club has won more Championship matches this season than Newcastle (seven), kept more clean sheets (seven), opened the scoring more often (eight times), or won more games when leading at half-time (six). MOST RECENT MEETING Scunthorpe 0-3 Newcastle (30 January 1974)

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