Boro are in action for the final time this season, as we prepare for a Sky Bet League Two clash against Neil Cox's Scunthorpe United...
Last time out, Boro ended the home campaign with a thrilling 3-3 draw against Crawley Town
, with Luke Norris (2) and Arthur Read on the scoresheet as Boro moved up to 15th in the League Two table.
Boro ended the 2020/21 campaign with impressive home form, losing just two of the last ten matches at The Lamex Stadium. After the game, manager Alex Revell stated
, "We didn’t play well enough, we didn’t have the intensity. They made it difficult and the game became stop-start. That’s a killer for us as we want to play with tempo. It’s also the penultimate game of the season and it has been a long season, but we have really high standards now".
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Scunthorpe United are currently managed by Neil Cox and occupy 22nd place in the League Two table, holding Bradford City to a scoreless draw last time out, a game which ended a run of four consecutive losses for The Iron. Scunthorpe's last victory in League Two came against Bradford City in March, with Abo Eisa and Devarn Green scoring the goals.
In the earlier encounter between the two sides this season, Boro emerged 3-1 victors
courtesy of a first-half Charlie Carter brace and a second-half Aramide Oteh strike.
Arthur Read made his return to the squad with a goal from the bench last week, and the Brentford loanee will be looking for a start as Ross Marshall returned to training earlier this week after a lengthy spell out with injury.
Boro boss Alex Revell may also give a chance to some academy prospects, including Alfie Williams who has travelled with the squad in Boro's last three fixtures.
- Referee: Ollie Yates
- Assistant Referee 1: Simon Clayton
- Assistant Referee 2: Kenwyn Hughes
- Fourth Official: Billy Smallwood
In the build-up to Saturday's game, manager Alex Revell stated
, "We want to get to 60 points as a group. It's so important that we finish the season strongly and show pride in the shirt as we have all year, because we want to end the season with no regrets and finish on a high.
On the whole it's been a positive season and a step in the right direction, because before Christmas it was pretty bleak and we've managed to turn it around and this group of players came together. They fought, they scrapped and they showed a real spirit and togetherness to get the wins we needed.
We want to be higher than we are, but at least now it gives us a chance to recruit players knowing where we are going to be".
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