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Match Preview: Scunthorpe United

27 August 2021

Match Previews

Match Preview: Scunthorpe United

27 August 2021

Tranmere Rovers are back on the road his weekend, making the trip to Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

Micky Mellon’s side suffered their first defeat of the 2021/22 Sky Bet League Two season, losing 1-0 to Newport County last week and will be looking to return to winning ways this weekend.

Tickets information for this fixture can be found here.

Team News

Micky Mellon revealed that a few players have trained less this week due to the recent schedule but has no major concerns heading into this game.

One to Watch

Jake Scrimshaw

A product of the academy at AFC Bournemouth, Jake Scrimshaw joined Scunthorpe on loan earlier this summer.

Yet to make his debut for the Cherries, the 20-year-old has spent time away from the club on various loan spells.

He’s had loan spells in non-league with Poole Town and Eastleigh, as well as spells in League Two with Walsall and Newport County.

Scrimshaw scored his first goal for the Iron in their draw with Sutton United last weekend.


Neil Cox

As a player, Neil Cox enjoyed a long career and played for the likes of Middlesbrough, Bolton, and Watford.

After retiring, he ventured into management with Leek Town, being appointed manager in October 2010.

He then moved onto AFC Wimbledon, working as Neal Ardley’s assistant manager from 2012 to 2018. Cox then followed Ardley, moving to Notts County.

In August 2020, he was appointed Scunthorpe manager and guided the Iron to a 22nd place finish last season.

Match Coverage

TRFC Radio will be in position for the match, providing full match build up and live commentary of the whole 90 minutes.

Audio passes are available for just £2.50 by clicking here. Every pass purchased benefits Tranmere Rovers.

You can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.

Twitter: @tranmererovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers

Match reaction from Micky Mellon and a player will follow on our website and YouTube channel.

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