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Preview: Barrow v Scunthorpe United

10 August 2021

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Holker Street
Match Previews

Preview: Barrow v Scunthorpe United

10 August 2021

Take a look at everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's game with our full and in-depth preview of the Carabao Cup tie at Holker Street.

Barrow v Scunthorpe United
Tuesday 10th August 2021, 7.45pm
Holker Street
Carabao Cup First Round

In Opposition
Scunthorpe United will be hoping to be more competitive at the other end of the League Two table this term after finishing too close to comfort to the bottom two in 2020/21.

The Iron ended the campaign third bottom, but boss Neil Cox has been given the green light to strengthen his squad during the summer months which has restored optimism among supporters.

Some high-profile departures in the form of Kevin Van Veen, Alex Gilliead and Abo Eisa means that there’ll be extra focus on the likes of former Manchester City forward Harry Bunn to produce the goods.

The season got off to a frustrating start at the weekend as they fell to a 3-1 home defeat to Swindon Town despite going ahead in the Glanford Park.

One To Watch
Ryan Loft top scored for Scunthorpe Untied last season when he plundered eight League Two goals and he’s already off the mark for this term having netted against Swindon Town on Saturday.

The former Spurs youngster joined the Club last summer on a two-year deal following his release from Premier League outfit Leicester City.

Loft is no stranger to Cumbria having spent part of the 2019/20 campaign on loan with Carlisle United, while he’s also played on loan for Dartford, Ebbsfleet United, Braintree Town, Stevenage and Exeter City.

Head To Head
Tonight’s game will be the 25th competitive encounter between the two clubs and The Iron have tasted victory in 13 of the previous 24 meetings.

Last term, both fixtures went with home advantage and you have to go back to the 1971/72 season to find Scunthorpe United’s last win at Holker Street.

Oliver Langford is taking charge of this evening’s Carabao Cup tie in what will be his first Barrow appointment since our 1-0 FA Cup win over Guiseley in the 2012/13 campaign.

The experienced official operates mainly in the Championship these days and on Saturday he oversaw Queens Park Rangers’ 1-1 draw with Millwall at Loftus Road.

Fans can buy tickets in advance online and from our Main Reception from 2pm and then from the Ticket Booth in the Fan Zone from 6pm.

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Live Streaming
There will be no live stream of Carabao Cup ties during the 2021/22 season.

Live Commentary
We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our link-up with BBC Radio Cumbria.

Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined by John Goodwin for full coverage of this evening’s cup tie.

You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.

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Competition Rules
If tonight’s tie is level at 90 minutes it will go straight to a penalty shootout.

Barrow have been installed as even money favourites to win in normal time, while Scunthorpe are priced at 12/5 to progress in 90 minutes and it’s also 12/5 for the tie to go to penalties.

Click here now to take a look at a full list of markets ahead of tonight’s game.

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