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17 January 2020

Club News


17 January 2020

City are preparing for their return to the Utilita Energy Stadium, tomorrow, hosting Scunthorpe United following back-to-back away trips (3.00pm). 

Paul Hurst's men have suffered consecutive defeats and currently sit 15th in the Sky Bet League Two table.  

We have compiled an Opposition Guide packed full of detailed information on tomorrow's visitors.


The Sands Venue Stadium outfit have added 14 new signings to their squad since the beginning of summer, with a further 10 departing. 

Ins: John McAtee (Shrewsbury Town), Regan Slater (Sheffield United, loan), Kgosie Ntlhe (Rochdale), Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle), Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers), Jack Lambert (Dundee), Jake Eastwood (Sheffield United, loan), George Miller (Barnsley, loan), Abo Eisa (Shrewsbury Town), Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United, loan), Alex Gilliead (Shrewsbury Town), Junior Brown (Coventry City, loan), Jamie Ward (unnasigned), Alfie Beestin (Tadcaster Albion). 

Outs: Funso Ojo (Aberdeen), Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town), Kyle Wootton (Notts County), Byron Webster (Carlisle United), Jonathan Flatt (Rushall), Cameron Burgess (Salford City, loan), Charlie Goode (Northampton Town), Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United, loan), Lewis Butroid (Spennymoor Town, loan), Andy Dales (Hamilton Academical, loan). 


Jordan Clarke: 

An athletic full-back, Clarke is now in his fifth season at the Iron, having signed in 2015. 

The 27-year-old has been capped by England at youth level, having come through the ranks at - and making 125 league appearences for - his hometown club, Coventry City. 

Matthew Lund:

A former Bantams midfielder, Lund made 10 appearances on loan in West Yorkshire throughout the 2017/18 campaign, scoring two goals. 

The former Rochdale man has been capped three times - at senior level - by Northern Ireland. 

Alex Gilliead: 

A tricky winger, City fans will be familiar with Alex Gilliead with him spending two seperate loan spells at the Utilita Energy Stadium between 2017 and 2018. 

The former Newcastle United man has also represented Luton Town, Carlisle United and Shrewsbury Town and, at 23, has been capped by England at youth level. 

George Miller: 

Another former Bantam, Miller spent the 2019/20 campign on loan at the Utilita Energy Stadium from Middlesbrough. 

The 21-year-old began his career with his hometown club Bury before moving to Teeside, and now represents another Sky Bet Championship side, Barnsley. 


Paul Hurst hurst has been at the Scunthorpe helm just over four months, after taking the reigns in May. 

An experienced manager, the 45 year old guided Shrewsbury Town to the Sky Bet League One play-off final in 2018, having also held the post at Ipswich Town and Grimsby Town. 

The Sheffield man also developed an etablished playing career, making over 400 league appearances at left-back for Rotherham United. 


Serving his second spell with the North Lincolnshire side, skipper Andy Butler, 35, carries a wealth of EFL experience. 

Beginning his professional career with Scunthorpe, in 2002, the centre-half went on to enjoy notable spells with the likes of Walsall, Doncaster Rovers and Huddersfield Town. 


Scunthorpe suffered back-to-back defeats last weekend, falling 2-1 at home to Newport County. 

Scunthorpe United 1 (Abobaker Eisa 38')

Newport County 2 (Jamille Matt 72', Padraig Amond 76')

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday January 11th 2020

Attendance: 3,001

Scunthorpe: Rory Watson; Jordan Clarke, Andy Butler (c), Harrison McGahey, Kgosi Ntlhe (booked 49'); Matthew Lund, James Perch, Junior Brown (Ryan Colclough 77'); John McAtee; Lee Novak (dismissed 75'), Abobaker Eisa. Subs (not used): Tom Collins (GK), Jacob Bedeau, Levi Sutton, Alex Gilliead, George Miller, Jamie Proctor. 

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