Up Next: Morecambe v Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United manger Russ Wilcox.
Scunthorpe United manger Russ Wilcox.

Morecambe have the unenviable task of trying to end Scunthorpe’s 26-game unbeaten run at the Globe Arena on Good Friday.

Manager

Russ Wilcox.

Manager who originally took over as caretaker boss in November following the sacking of Brian Laws has overseen an incredible unbeaten run. The Iron are 26 games without defeat and sit top of League 2 having not lost under Wilcox’s management. Assistant boss turned manager worked under Laws at Scunthorpe, Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley as well as having a spell as number two at Bournemouth. Had a previous spell as Iron caretaker in 2004.

Key Man

Sam Winnall

Former Wolves youngster is Scunthorpe and League 2’s leading scorer with 22 goals in all competitions this season. The 23-year-old had loan spells at Burton, Hereford, Inverness and Shrewsbury before being released by Wolves in the summer. Represents just one part of an embarrassment of attacking riches for Wilcox who can also call on the likes of Paddy Madden, Gary McSheffrey, Paul Hayes and Deon Burton.

Form

Sensational unbeaten run sees the Iron top of League 2 by a solitary point from Rochdale. A last minute Bury goal saw them drop two points at Glanford Park with a 2-2 draw on Saturday. Have won their last three away games without conceding at Torquay, Cheltenham and Plymouth.

History

Scunthorpe’s 2-0 win at Glanford Park back in December was the first ever meeting between the two sides. Two first half goals from Burton were enough to condemn the Shrimps to defeat in Lincolnshire shortly before Christmas.

Possible line-up

Slocombe, Nolan, Williams, Sparrow, Mirfin, Canavan, Adelakun, Syers, Winnall, Madden, Hawkridge.