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📝 Match Preview: Scunthorpe United (A)

All you need to know about Tuesday night's clash with Scunthorpe

8 March 2021

Exeter City will be looking to build on Saturday's thumping 4-0 win over Leyton Orient as they travel to face Scunthorpe United in a 7pm kick-off at the Sands Venue Stadium.

City will be looking to move back into the play-off places ahead of a tough couple of weeks ahead where they face promotion rivals Cheltenham Town and Tranmere Rovers.

Scunthorpe United picked up an impressive point away at Salford City on Saturday as Abo Eisa scored from the spot, and they will have eyes on avenging their earlier 3-1 defeat to the Grecians.

City will be without Tom Parkes, who serves the final match of his suspension.

JOEL RANDALL'S THOUGHTS

Exeter City winger Joel Randall says the Grecians are in confident mood ahead of Tuesday night's trip to face Scunthorpe United.

Speaking about the threat Scunthorpe pose Joel added: "If we can bring our intensity like we did on Saturday, I don't think we need to worry to much about Scunthorpe. If we worry about ourselves and what we can do we should get the job done.

You can hear more from Joel 👇

HOW TO WATCH

Sadly fans can't be at the match but you can get the next best thing by purchasing a match pass at the cost of just £10 in the UK. The stream includes Exeter City Club commentary score overlay and replays.

To purchase a match pass please click here.

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MATCHDAY COVERAGE

As usual, we’ll have the match covered across our social media channels and we’ll have a post-match interview with manager Matt Taylor and a player as they reflect on the result.

Exeter City on social media

SEASONS SO FAR

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THE GROUND

  • Name: The Sands Venue Stadium (Glanford Park)
  • Capacity: 9,088
  • Year opened: 1988
  • Address: John Brownsword Way, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 8TD

In 1988, The £2.5m project was the first purpose-built football stadium for 33 years since Southends Root’s Hall. Scunthorpe originally played at the Old Showground but realised that the substantial improvements needed to renovate the ground were not viable after the 1985 Bradford City Disaster.

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After redevelopments to the two end terraces, the capacity of Glanford Park was reduced from 11,000 to its current value. The Stadium has hosted some of the big names in English football. In 2010, Scunthorpe welcomed Manchester United in the League Cup which brought in a record attendance of 9,077 fans. The Premier League giants ran out 5-2 winners.

In July 2019, Scunthorpe United confirmed planning permission to build a completely new 12,000-seater stadium on the site. The redevelopment of Glanford Park will be built on a stand-by-stand basis over multiple seasons, allowing the Iron to continue playing there without the need to relocate.

SCUNTHORPE'S LAST MATCH

Salford City 1 Scunthorpe United 1 | 6 March, 2021 | League Two

Abo Eisa scored his seventh goal of the season from the penalty spot to earn the Iron a point in a 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Salford City on Saturday.

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER

Exeter City 3 Scunthorpe United 1 | 

Exeter City made it six games unbeaten in the league, after convincingly beating Scunthorpe United 3-1 at a wet St James Park. Joel Randall and Matt Jay both netted their fourth goals on the season, with Jake Taylor scoring on 90 minutes to bag in back to back games, and secure the three points for City.


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