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Scunthorpe United: The Factfile

21 March 2014

All you need to know on Saturday's opponents

LAST RESULT: Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Scunthorpe United, Sky Bet League 2, Saturday 11th March

FORM (LAST TEN GAMES): Won: 3, Drawn: 7, Lost: 0
Promotion-chasing Scunthorpe United are currently on a club record run of 21 games unbeaten - a stretch dating back to November 2013.

Whilst the Iron haven't been losing games, their unbeaten run has included 11 draws out of their 17 this season, the highest of any team in the division.

On the back of their unbeaten run, United have gone from mid-table to being serious title contenders.

Russ Wilcox has been in charge of Scunthorpe since November 2013, originally as caretaker before moving into the full-time role. Credited as the man to have led Scunthorpe's promotion charge, Wilcox has spent time as Brian Laws' assistant in Laws' first spell at Scunthorpe, Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley.

In 2011, Wilcox became Assistant Manager at Bourneouth, before returning to Scunthorpe with Laws for a third spell. When Laws was sacked in November, Wilcox became caretaker manager before landing the full time role.

In a playing career spanning 18 years, Wilcox turned out for Frickley Athletic, Northampton Town, Hull City, Doncaster Rovers, Preston North End and Scunthorpe.

Scunthorpe United wins: 0
Draws: 1
Burton Albion wins: 0

Saturday 28th September 2013, Sky Bet League 2, Pirelli Stadium
Burton Albion 2-2 Scuthorpe United

The first-ever meeting of these two teams ended in a draw, as Robbie Weir earned Albion a point.

Billy Kee gave the Brewers the lead as they went in ahead at the break, but quickfire goals from Deon Burton and Niall Canavan put the Iron ahead, but Weir scored just after the hour to restore parity.


Former Albion striker Sam Winnall has been in fine form for Scunthorpe United this season, scoring 19 goals in all competitions.

In his first season with the club, Winnall earned himself a nomination for League Two Player of the Year, losing out to Chesterfield's Gary Roberts.

Beginning his career at local club Wolves, he made only one appearance as he had loan spells at other sides, including the Brewers in 2011 where he scored seven goals in 19 games.

He also went on loan to Hereford United, Inverness CT and Shrewsbury Town before making th permanent move to Glanford Park in the summer, and has become one of the most feared strikers in the division.

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