Scunthorpe v Exeter preview
Last Updated: 19/10/13 2:09pm
Michael Collins: Back in contention
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Scunthorpe United and Exeter City at Glanford Park.
Scunthorpe skipper Michael Collins and Christian Ribeiro could both return to the squad to face Exeter.
Midfielder Collins has not featured since late August due to a knee injury and defender Ribeiro has been sidelined since early September with a groin problem.
Boss Brian Laws, who confirmed this week that both players were close to a return to action, will be without full-back Eddie Nolan (hamstring) and winger Andy Welsh (knee).
Laws could name the same side that started in the win over Cheltenham in their last game as the Iron, who have lost only once this season, look to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches.
Exeter look set to be without experienced duo Matt Oakley and Danny Butterfield as they head to Scunthorpe.
The Grecians will travel over 900 miles in four days with the Tuesday night trip to Oxford on the horizon and Oakley (ankle) and Butterfield (calf) are not expected to feature in either match.
Butterfield's absence could see Pat Baldwin return to right-back with Scot Bennett dropping back into the centre of defence or Jordan Moore-Taylor may be asked to play there again having done so as a first-half substitute against Hartlepool last Saturday.
Sam Parkin is set to return to action having been missing for almost a month with a hamstring injury while fellow forward John O'Flynn came through his return against Pools unscathed.
Sky Bet League 2
Sat 19th Oct
Accrington0 - 0Oxford Utd
Bristol R0 - 1Wycombe
Cheltenhm1 - 2Rochdale
Chesterfld0 - 2Burton Alb
Hartlepool1 - 0Plymouth
Morecambe1 - 1AFC W'don
Newport3 - 0York City
Northamptn2 - 2Dag + Red
Portsmth1 - 0Bury
Scunthrpe0 - 4Exeter
Torquay0 - 0Mansfield
Sky Bet League 2
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|21||Dagenham & Redbridge||18||18|