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Glanford Park (ATT 3,613) 26th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Chris Sarginson

Scunthorpe Scunthorpe United vs Hartlepool United Hartlepool

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Chris Iwelumo: Hoping to feature

Chris Iwelumo: Hoping to feature

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Scunthorpe and Hartlepool at Glanford Park.

Iron striker Chris Iwelumo is hoping to shake off the effects of illness in time to be included in the squad to face the Pools.

Iwelumo has missed the last two games, so manager Brian Laws, who has no new injury or suspension concerns, could start again with on-loan Jimmy Spencer and Sam Winnall up front.

Midfielder Sean McAllister (ankle) played the full 90 minutes on Tuesday night, so teenager Hakeeb Adelakun may have to settle for a place on the bench again.

Skipper Michael Collins is a fortnight away from a return to action after being sidelined since August with knee ligament damage, while defender Eddie Nolan (hamstring) and winger Andy Welsh (knee) are still out.

Hartlepool boss Colin Cooper is expected to name an unchanged starting line-up against Scunthorpe as his side chase a sixth straight win.

Cooper has no new injury or suspension worries but will still be without winger Jack Compton, who sits out the second game of a three-match ban following his recent dismissal against Plymouth.

Midfield trio Antony Sweeney, Jordan Richards and Brad Walker, plus defender Sam Collins are among those pushing for recalls and veteran striker Steve Howard will hope to be involved.

Pools are unbeaten in their last six away matches in all competitions.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 34 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 33 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 60
4 Luton Town 33 58
5 Southend United 33 57
6 Bury 33 55
7 Newport County AFC 33 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 33 52
9 Stevenage 33 49
10 Northampton Town 33 47
11 AFC Wimbledon 33 45
12 Portsmouth 33 44
13 Morecambe 33 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 33 43
16 Cambridge United 33 41
17 Oxford United 33 38
18 Mansfield Town 33 38
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 33 37
20 Tranmere Rovers 33 34
21 Cheltenham Town 33 34
22 York City 33 33
23 Carlisle United 33 33
24 Hartlepool United 33 27