Our prediction for this League 2 match:
All eyes will be on Sands Venue Stadium when Scunthorpe United and Salford City face each other in the League Two round 9. Following a 2-1 win at Walsall, Scunthorpe United suffered a 3-1 loss to Stevenage in their last league match. The Iron are eager to escape the danger zone in the League Two standings, but they face an uphill task in the midweek clash.
The Lions are eager to climb to the playoffs berth, and even though they are not regarded as good travellers, we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing side. Both Turnbull and Elliott are pushing for a start as Clarke and Brandon failed to impress in the 2-1 loss to Mansfield. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier the two teams played out a 1-1 draw, but away win should be considered this time out.
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 (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.