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Match Preview: Scunthorpe United (H)

19 February 2016

All the details ahead of Saturday afternoon's game

Fleetwood Town return to home soil on Saturday afternoon as Scunthorpe United make the journey from Lincolnshire for a Sky Bet League One fixture against the Cod Army.

Steven Pressley’s side head into the encounter having been involved in a goalless draw on their travels last week, taking a share of the spoils against Port Vale at Vale Park.

Scunthorpe, meanwhile, continued their upwardly moving run of form with a 2-0 victory at Millwall on Tuesday night, with goals in either half from Garry McSheffrey and Jim O’Brien confirming a fourth straight win in the capital.

Team News:

Nathan Pond will once again sit out the match with a thigh injury picked up in a recent fixture against Shrewsbury Town.

Joe Davis and Danny Andrew are both also on the treatment table, while Jimmy Ryan is expected to be back in the squad.

One to watch

Paddy Madden has enjoyed another fruitful campaign in front of goal, having netted 17 goals for the Glanford Park side so far.

The Dubliner started out at local side Bohemians, and turned professional with the League of Ireland side in July 2008.

Early into his career, Madden enjoyed a loan spell at Shelbourne, where he scored six goals in 14 appearances in 2009.

Madden returned to Bohemians, and in 53 appearances, he found the net 14 times before sealing a move to Carlisle United in January 2011.

He spent a brief time at Brunton Park after struggling to make his mark, and was subsequently loaned to Yeovil Town in October 2012.

Having scored nine goals in 15 games during a temporary stay in Somerset, Yeovil made the move permanent in January 2013.

Madden scored 13 goals for the Glovers as they sealed promotion to the Championship via the Play-Offs at the end of that season.

In January 2014, after six months in the second-tier, the 25-year-old forward dropped down two leagues to sign for Scunthorpe, with his goals helping them to promotion.

Last season, he notched 14 league goals as Scunthorpe survived their first season back in League One, and his impressive form has continued in 2015/16 as he leads the goalscoring charts.

What’s on?

Jim’s Bar is open for both Fleetwood Town and Scunthorpe United fans from 12 noon.

Refreshing pints of Carling are available at £2 during Happy Hour, while Arsenal’s FA Cup fifth round tie with Hull City will be televised.

If you fancy a bite to eat before the match, then Red and Whites café bar is the place for you as they serve some fantastic dishes.

Listen Live:

Gary Hunt will be live on Cod Army Player HD, bringing full match commentary from the Highbury press box.

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