League One

December 8, 2012



1 - 2


League One

15:00 +00:00, December 8, 2012

Glanford Park, England

Referee: S Duncan

Collins set for Iron return

Team Stat Comparison

Scunthorpe United AFC Bournemouth
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 21 2
Points 48 83
Goal Difference -25 23
Goals for * 1.3 1.4
Goals against * 1.7 1.4
Last 5 W-W-L-D-L D-W-W-W-W
Last 5 home W-D-W-L-L W-W-W-W-L
Last 5 away W-L-L-L-L D-W-W-W-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Scunthorpe United | AFC Bournemouth

Competition Stats

Scunthorpe United AFC Bournemouth
Goals Karl Hawley 11 Brett Pitman 19
Assists Mark Duffy 15 Marc Pugh 9
Yellows Tom Newey 8 Harry Arter 12
Reds Paul Reid 1 Harry Arter 1
Squads: Scunthorpe United | AFC Bournemouth

Scunthorpe could be boosted by the return of midfielder Michael Collins for the home game with Bournemouth.

Collins has made only four appearances for the Iron this season due to a long-term Achilles injury and although he featured against Gillingham at the beginning of last month he has played no part since.

The Iron will be without skipper Paul Reid again as he sits out the last of a three-game ban following his recent dismissal against Notts County, and fellow centre-half David Mirfin is still out with a knee injury.

Striker Adda Djeziri, a recent loan signing from Blackpool, is hoping to feature in the squad and goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall has recovered from a knee injury he sustained against Bury.

Scunthorpe are chasing their first league win in four matches.

Bournemouth captain Miles Addison will miss the clash after suffering a foot injury that is expected to sideline the 24-year-old for three to four weeks.

Tommy Elphick and Steve Cook have been Eddie Howe's defensive partnership in recent weeks but with Stephane Zubar struggling with injury the manager is short of cover in that position with the exception of midfielder Joe Partington.

And Howe's squad may make the trip to Glanford Park without two of the first-team regulars. Shaun MacDonald's dead leg and Lewis Grabban's hamstring issue has meant neither has trained this week and both are doubts.

Bournemouth head into this match in 10th place in npower League One and unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions since Howe returned to the club.