Preview: Scunthorpe United vs. Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers are once again on their travels this evening when they visit Scunthorpe United where they will be searching for a fourth successive victory in all competitions.

Pre-Match Quotes: 

Ian Evatt: “Scunthorpe have some good players. I know Neil Cox well and it should be a competitive game with both teams hitting a bit of form. Hopefully we’ll go there and get the result. We’re not getting carried away. We’re just focused on the next game and focused on winning at Scunthorpe. If we do that the rest will take care of itself. We’ve got to go there and be hard to beat first and foremost again and then hopefully our quality and technique will take over and we can win the game.”

Neil Cox: "I’m over the moon with seven points in the space of a week. The boys had a right good go. They were tired but they stuck in there and to be unbeaten in three is brilliant. Kev (van Veen) started the game but came off with not a hamstring, but more of a nerve situation. The new substitutes rule gave us the option to change it quickly and not risk him. So, we’ll see how he is. We’ve got a lot of tired bodies and we’ve got to wrap them up and see who is raring to go on Tuesday night."


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Team News:

Wanderers have no fresh injury concerns to worry about as they bid to pick up a fourth win on the trot. Dennis Politic and Harry Brockbank are the only absentees from the squad.

In the Scunthorpe camp, Kevin van Veen and Jordan Clarke were both ruled out by manager Neil Cox in his pre-match press conference.

Midfielder Jake Taylor also misses out as he comes towards the end of his self-isolation period of 14 days after coming into contact with somebody who has tested positive for COVID-19.

On-loan midfielder Frank Vincent has returned to parent club Bournemouth for treatment, and looks set to be out for two months with a thigh strain. 


Bookies Odds:

Scunthorpe win: 2/1

Draw: 23/10

Bolton win: 5/4

Correct as of 24/11/2020 (2pm) on



Wanderers’ 2-1 victory at Stevenage on Saturday was their third win on the trot, following wins against Newcastle United under 21s in the Papa John’s Trophy and a Sky Bet League Two victory against Salford City at home the previous Friday.

The Iron come into the game on the back of seven points from their last three outings, including two away wins at Oldham Athletic and Port Vale. They drew with Morecambe at the weekend.


Last time out:

Scunthorpe ran out 1-0 winners in the last fixture between these two sides at Glanford Park back in April 2017 with David Mirfin netting the only goal of the game. Tonight’s meeting will be the 11th between the two sides. 


Match Officials:

Referee: Martin Coy

Assistant Referees: Paul Graham and Oliver Bickle

Fourth Official: Garreth Rhodes

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