Scunthorpe V Grimsby at Glanford Park : Match Preview

18 November 2013 04:31
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Mirfin boost for Scunny

Scunthorpe defender David Mirfin is expected to return to the starting line-up in the FA Cup replay against Grimsby.

Centre-half Mirfin missed the home defeat to Accrington at the weekend due to a minor calf injury but should be fit to partner Niall Canavan at the heart of defence.

But the Iron will be without new loan signing Reuben Noble-Lazarus, who joined from Barnsley last week in time to make his debut off the bench on Saturday, but is ineligible having not been at the club when the original tie took place.

Defender Eddie Nolan had been hoping to return at the weekend, but is still struggling with a hamstring injury and midfielder Matt Sparrow is still out with a similar problem.

Grimsby will check on Liam Hearn and Ritchie Jones.

Forward Hearn missed the 2-0 league win at Tamworth at the weekend with an ankle injury while midfielder Jones has been absent through illness since the initial tie at Blundell Park, which finished goalless, nine days ago.

Chris Doig will also continue to be monitored but Andy Cook, Alex Rodman and Paddy McLaughlin all returned to the squad on Saturday and came on as substitutes.

Paul Hurst's side will host Northampton in round two next month should they overcome the Iron.

Source: PA

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