Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Scunthorpe United will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back losses to the likes of Colchester and Southend when they host Barrow at their Sands Venue Stadium on Matchday 18. The Iron suffered yet another dip in form, with the team failing to find the net in the previous two league fixtures. When a team loses to Southend, the boss must be blamed, and, no doubt, Mark Molesley feels pressure ahead of the visit of Barrow, but one thing is for sure, his men are going to leave their hearts on the field in order to get back on course.
The newcomers, on the other hand, suffered a loss in each of their previous four league fixtures, meaning that they are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Lincolnshire. Scunthorpe are desperate to return to winning ways in the League Two, and it seem as if they will not have a better chance than this to do so. Barrow defender Connor Brown misses the match through suspension.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Clarke):
Jordan Clarke is a professional footballer who plays for League Two club Scunthorpe United. Born on November 19, 1991, Clarke is a product of the Coventry City football academy. He continued playing for the Sky Blues at senior level and after scoring 4 goals in 125 appearances for the club, he moved to Scunthorpe United in 2015.
It has to be noted that he had a short loan spell with Yeovil Town as well during the 2014/15 season. Jordan Clarke made his Scunthorpe debut in the League Two in a 2-0 loss to Swindon Town on August 3, 2019. Clarke’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre and left back as well.
Since he was a very talented player, Jordan Clarke earned call-ups for both England U19 and U20 teams. Speaking of his personal life, you should know that the Scunthorpe United defender attended Coundon Court School in Coundon, Coventry.
Highlighted Team (Barrow):
Founded back in 1901, Barrow is an English club that competes in the League two, the fourth tier of the English football system. The Bluebirds are well known for their blue shirts with white details, but yellow is the dominant colour of their away jersey. Barrow play home games at Holker Street, the stadium which can hold up to 5,045 spectators.
The venue was opened in 1909, and it has to be noted that no fewer than 16,874 people attended the FA Cup match between Barrow and Swansea in January, 1954. The Bluebirds have won two FA Trophies (1989/90, 2009/10), with the team lifting the Lancashire Senior Cup trophy in the 1954/55.
The likes of James Bell, Jim Collins, Andy McLaren, Jimmy Mulholland, Jackie Robertson, Barry Diamond, and George King are the most notable footballers who played for Barrow in the past. It has to be noted that the Bluebirds have never competed in the English top flight.