Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Crawley play host to Scunthorpe at their People’s Pension Stadium in the League Two round 35. The Red Devils head into the match following a 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic, and this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts as they are nine points behind the playoffs berth. A man to watch in the home team will be Ashley Nadesan, who scored a brace in the midweek draw.
The Iron, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the table with 23 points in their pocket. Scunthorpe are nine points behind the safe zone, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the relegation strugglers. The visitors want this win more than the visitors, and we predict that they will finally give fans something to cheer about. Both Pyke and Cribb are pushing for recalls, with Nuttall and Bunn likely to drop to the bench.
Highlighted Player (Kwesi Appiah ):
Born in Thamesmead, England on August 12, 1990, Kwesi Appiah is a professional footballer who plays for AFC Wimbledon in the League One. Due to his dual citizenship, Appiah is eligible to play for Ghana and he made his debut with the Black Stars in a 2-1 win over South Africa on January 27, 2015.
The pacey forward scored his first goal for the national team in a 3-0 win over Guinea on February 1, 2015. Appiah started his club career at Ebbsfleet United, but the list of clubs he played for is pretty long.
Appiah wore Peterborough United, Weymouth, King’s Lynn, Kettering Town, Brackley Town, Thurrock, Margate, Crystal Palace, Aldershot Town, Yeovil Town, Cambridge United, Notts County, Reading and Viking shirts before signing a permanent deal with AFC Wimbledon in 2017. His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine performances as both second striker and left winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Scunthorpe):
Founded back in 1899, Scunthorpe United are a professional football club that compete in League Two. The Iron wear sky blue and claret jerseys and claret shorts when playing on home soil, while green is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Scunthorpe United welcome their rivals at the Sands Venue Stadium, which can hold up to 9,088 people. The Iron recorded their biggest triumph (8-1) against Luton Town on April 24, 1965, with the team repeating the success 30 years later when they hammered Torquey United 8-1 in the New Division 3. As for the club’s biggest loss, the Iron were crushed by Carlisle United 8-0 on November 25, 1952.
Grimsby Town are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals, but they maintain rivalries with local clubs Hull City, Doncaster Rovers, and Lincoln City as well. Jack Brownsword (1947-65) holds the record for most appearances in Scunthorpe United shirt (783).