We turn our attentions to this evening's action with a full and in-depth preview of The Bluebirds' League Two visit to Sands Venue Stadium.
Scunthorpe United v Barrow
Tuesday 15th March 2022, 7.45pm
Sands Venue Stadium
Sky Bet League Two
Scunthorpe United have endured a difficult second half to the 2021/22 campaign which has seen them drop to the bottom of the League Two table.
The Iron were optimistic of an upturn in fortunes when they won 3-1 at Oldham Athletic on Boxing Day to extend an unbeaten run to five games and remain outside the bottom two.
However, since they have lost 11 of their 14 outings, winning just one of the other three and falling to the base of the division where they sit 10 points shy of safety ahead of tonight’s game.
On Saturday they took an early lead against fellow strugglers Colchester United, but the visitors came back to triumph 3-1 to deliver a further kick in the teeth for Keith Hill’s side.
One To Watch
Joe Nutall joined Scunthorpe United on a permanent deal from Blackpool during the January transfer window as The Iron looked to add firepower following the departures of Myles Hippolyte and Ryan Loft.
The 25-year-old opened his scoring account for the Club during Saturday’s game against Colchester United and he will be hoping that can be the catalyst for more during the run-in.
A former Manchester City youngster, Nutall spent time in Scotland with Aberdeen before returning to England to sign for Blackburn Rovers in 2017 and then Blackpool two summers later.
Head To Head
The Bluebirds are still waiting for their first away win at Sands Venue Stadium since Scunthorpe United moved there from The Old Showground.
They looked on course for a point there last term when Scott Quigley’s close-ranger cancelled out Abo Eisa’s opener only for The Iron to grab a dramatic winner in the final minute.
This will be the third meeting of the season between the two sides after Barrow knocked Scunthorpe out of the Carabao Cup in August before drawing 1-1 in the league at The Dunes Hotel Stadium in October.
Tom Reeves will take charge of his second Barrow fixture of the season this evening when he’s on the whistle for our League Two trip to Scunthorpe United.
The official is in his first season on the EFL’s list of referees and last oversaw The Bluebirds during our 1-1 draw with Bradford City at The Utilita Energy Stadium back in September.
Reeves’ most recent appointment last Tuesday when he oversaw Ipswich Town’s 2-0 win over Lincoln City in League One at Portman Road.
Bluebirds fans are able to buy tickets prior to kick-off at Scunthorpe United this evening.
We’re delighted to confirm that we’ll be live streaming all the action from Sands Venue Stadium on iFollow for supporters both in the UK and abroad.
Our live coverage will also benefit from the expert commentary of BBC Radio Cumbria’s Adam Johnson, who is joined once again by Darren Edmondson at Scunthorpe tonight.
Video Match Passes are on sale right now priced at just £10 and every fan who buys on will be directly supporting The Bluebirds.
We are also providing live online audio commentary from every game this season on iFollow as we continue our broadcast partnership with BBC Radio Cumbria.
Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will once again be joined by Darren Edmondson for live coverage of our meeting with The Iron.
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.
Barrow have been installed as 6/5 favourites for three points, while hosts Scunthorpe are rated an 11/5 shot and a draw is also available at 11/5 with our friends at Sky Bet.