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The Iron head to Yorkshire looking to cause an upset

By Matthew Sweeting

Scunthorpe United travel to the New York stadium with the aim of returning to winning ways against Paul Warne’s men in this League One clash.

The Iron haven’t won in their last three outings, which has them slipping out of the play-off places into eighth. However, boss Graham Alexander will be under no illusions that this will be an easy game in South Yorkshire. Rotherham have scored 19 goals at home this season, conceding just six and losing only once.

The Scunthorpe defence will have to be on their guard as they face the leagues joint top scorer and Millers talisman, Kieffer Moore. On loan from Ipswich Town, Moore has notched 9 goals already this term and is becoming a cult hero at Rotherham. To combat that, the Lincolnshire side have the joint best defensive record in the division, conceding just seven.

Going into the match, fourth placed Rotherham will be in high spirits after winning their last two games and claiming only their second away win since April 2016 last week with a 1-0 win at Rochdale.

Rotherham manager Paul Warne said: “I am really pleased. Our away form hasn’t been ace this season but I think that our performances have been good.”

Warne will be eager to pick up all three points on Saturday to prevent a gap between them and second placed Wigan being extended further.

Rotherham goalkeeper Marek Rodak should be back in contention for a start after returning from international duty with Slovakia under 21’s. Winger Jon Taylor will be touch and go after a knee injury kept him out of the side against Rochdale last week.

New signing Clayton Lewis could be in line for his Scunthorpe debut, subject to international clearance. Lewis joined on a three year contract after leaving Auckland City this summer, the attacking midfielder has made 10 appearances for New Zealand and is just 20 years old.

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