Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Exeter will be aiming to record their first league win since November 20, 2021 when they take on Scunthorpe at St. James Park on Matchday 27. The Grecians are no longer sitting in the playoffs berth, but a win over Scunthorpe could see them regain their spot in top seven. Experienced Ireland attacker Padraig Amond is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
The Iron, on the other hand, aim to escape the relegation zone. Scunthorpe head into the match following back-to-back losses to Carlisle United and Tranmere Rovers, and, no doubt, head coach Keith Hill should opt to make changes to the starting XI. Both Jarvis and Burns are pushing for a start, with Pugh and Gallimore likely to drop to the bench. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts, who are eager to climb to the playoffs berth in the League Two standings.
Highlighted Player (Nicky Ajose):
Nicky Ajose is an English footballer who started his youth career at Manchester United. Despite signing a professional deal with the Red Devils, Ajose did not see any game action for the English giants at the senior level. After spending the 2010/2011 season on loan at Bury, the 168-cm tall forward signed a contract with Peterborough United in the summer of 2011.
Nicky Ajose played for the likes of Scunthorpe United, Chesterfield, Crawley Town, Bury, and Swindon Town on loan before joining Leeds United on a three-year deal in August 2014. However, the English striker made no more than three league appearances for the Whites before signing a loan deal with Crewe Alexandra. In September 2015, he returned to Swindon Town, signing a three-year contract with the Robins.
Nicky Ajose played for the likes of Charlton Athletic, Bury (loan), and Mansfield (loan) before moving to his current club Exeter City. The Grecians attacker was born in Bury, England, on October 7, 1991, and his preferred foot is right.
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).