UK time is: 14:27:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Scunthorpe United vs. Leicester City

Glanford Park


3 p.m.

Preview: Scunthorpe vs Leicester

High-flying Leicester travel to Scunthorpe tomorrow, hoping to take home the win that would keep them within touching distance of the Championship's top two.

The Foxes are currently on a high after Andy King's 93rd minute winner against Plymouth last weekend, a win which took Nigel Pearson's side up to the third place.

Scunthorpe have endured a struggle since their return to the division via the playoffs, currently on a four match losing streak after Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Watford.

There have, however, been some encouraging results for the Iron, including victories over Newcastle and Sheffield United so far this campaign.

The two sides met last season in the same fixture in League One, with Andy King's 81st minute winner sending City to the top of the league for the first time that season.

Scunthorpe have not yet beaten City in a league meeting, a stat manager Nigel Adkins will be seeking to overturn with victory at Glanford Park tomorrow.

Vital Quotes:

Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins: 'We've been very successful at home this season, beating the likes of Derby County, Preston North End, Sheffield United and Newcastle United.

'We are looking forward to playing them here because they beat us last season in League One. They were very emotional after the game and realised it was a massive win for them when we were both top of the table'.

Leicester captain Matt Oakley: 'I remember the game last year, on a cold and blustery day, when we performed well, Kingy scored a late goal and we took all three points but Newcastle and Sheffield United were two good scalps so hopefully we are not going to be a part of that.'

Scunthorpe United Team News:

Scunthorpe have no major fresh injury concerns, with the only remaining casualties being Ben May and Kenny Milne.

Matt Sparrow is a possible doubt with a dead leg, and could sit out the tie.

Nigel Adkins could make changes from the side which went down 3-0 to Watford at the weekend, and could recall Grant McCann and Michael O'Connor to the side.

Player to watch: Gary Hooper

Scunthorpe's equivalent of Matty Fryatt, Hooper consistently remains the Iron's top-goalscorer. This season remains no different with five goals to his name in 13 appearances so far.

Alongside Paul Hayes, Hooper will undoubtedly be the one Nigel Pearson will be keeping an eye out for. Nigel Adkins will be hoping for a sterling show from his main man.

Leicester City Team News:

Pearson is unlikely to tinker hevaily from the victory over Plymouth, but is likely to recall skipper Matt Oakley to the fold. Paul Gallagher or Andy King are the men likely to make way.

Elsewhere, French striker Yann Kermorgant could continue his role just behind the front two of Matty Fryatt and Martyn Waghorn.

Player to watch: Yann Kermorgant

The Frenchman started last weekend's match against Plymouth, putting in a performance which was greeted with appreciative applause after his second half substitution.

His role behind Leicester's front two strikers could be the key to unlocking Championship defences, with goals often hard to come by for the Foxes.

Match Facts & Stats

- Scunthorpe have conceded 12 goals in their last four matches.

- Despite their current 21st position in the table, the home side currently lie 14th in the home form table.

- Unfortunately for them, they come up against the Championship's second form team over the past 8 games in Leicester.

- The Foxes have conceded just three times in their last six matches.

Match Prediction:

Scunthorpe 0-1 Leicester

Next Fixtures:

5th December 2009:
Nottingham Forest vs Leicester

6th December 2009:
Scunthorpe United vs Coventry

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: JBFox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 27 2009

Time: 1:35PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leicester City Articles

Lawrence Heads Out On Loan (Thursday November 27 2014)

No Injury Worries For Pearson (Thursday November 27 2014)

Pearson Looking For More Clean Sheets (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Morgan & Schmeichel On Sunderland Draw (Monday November 24 2014)

Pearson - The Results Will Come (Monday November 24 2014)

Stats: Leicester v Sunderland (Saturday November 22 2014)

One Game At A Time For Pearson (Friday November 21 2014)

Injury Boosts For Pearson (Thursday November 20 2014)

De Laet - Fans Will Be Key (Wednesday November 19 2014)

De Laet Signs New Leicester Deal (Wednesday November 12 2014)

Archived Leicester City Articles

List All Vital Leicester  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. jamie 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Aston Villa 12 3 3 6 -11 12
17. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10
20. Q.P.R. 12 2 2 8 -12 8

Breaking League News

Ramires - An Ace Up Mourinho's Sleeve
Chelsea : 28/11/2014 12:12:00
West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal Match Preview
Arsenal : 28/11/2014 11:47:00
Liverpool: Toure Compares Rodgers To Wenger
Liverpool : 28/11/2014 10:41:00
Mystic Mug v Lawro - Villa Away To Burnley
Aston Villa : 28/11/2014 10:21:00
Garbutt impresses on European debut
Everton : 28/11/2014 10:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By:  Svens
Schmeichel 34%
De Laet 0%
Wasilewski 0%
Morgan 0%
Konchesky 0%
Mahrez 0%
Cambiasso 66%
James 0%
Schlupp 0%
Ulloa 0%
Vardy 0%
Sub - Nugent 0%
Sub - Knockaert 0%
Sub - Wood 0%