Slow starting Scunthorpe take on Peterborough

By Jack Davis

Struggling Scunthorpe are pulling for defender Charlie Goode to be available as they look to bounce back to form against Peterborough.

Goode has missed the last two games with a knee injury but is close to returning as the Iron look to end a run of five league games without a win.

New Zealand international striker Clayton Lewis is closing in on a first appearance for the club having attained full fitness following his move last month.

But boss Graham Alexander is still without longer-term absentees Jonathan Margetts and Luke Williams. Speaking earlier this week Graham Alexander stated that he wasn’t happy with the amount of points they have got at this stage of the season. He said: “We would like to have more points on our tally. Our position is irrelevant at the moment – it is all about our points tally”.

Peterborough defender Michael Doughty has missed the last two matches and could be absent again.

Doughty missed last Saturday’s home loss to Gillingham following a back spasm and he was ruled out of Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Southend.

Striker Junior Morias is a long-term absentee with a thigh injury.

Jack Marriott will be hoping to continue his hot streak after four goals in his last five Sky Bet League One games.

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