Scunthorpe United are set to host Oldham Athletic on Saturday looking to bounce back from conceding a last minute equaliser to Bristol Rovers at the weekend.

Scunthorpe United enter the game sat 5th in League One, six points clear of seventh place Charlton. In their last game, the Irons travelled down to Bristol Rovers were they seemed to be bringing three points back to Glamford Park but disaster struck due to a last minute equaliser for Ellis Harrison.

Oldham Athletic have a two week break before this game, having a trip to Rochdale rearranged and a home game against Southend United postponed. But, Oldham sit 21th in League One a point away from safety. Oldham’s last game saw themselves beat fellow strugglers MK Dons 1-0 in a scruffy affair.

Although, Scunthorpe will be disappointed not to have beaten Bristol Rovers, manager Graham Alexander still takes positives from his sides performance.

After the match, Alexander provided his assessment to iFollow Iron.

He said “It was a bitter pill to swallow because we should be going back with three points. We defended quite comfortably I felt, with what we had to face, and I believe that physically we stood up to the challenge. We got a fantastic goal and for 91 minutes I felt it was the perfect away performance.”

“We just got done right at the end. I haven’t had a chance to watch the goal back yet but I’ll have to see if there’s anything we can improve on. It was disappointing to concede so late on in the game because we were relatively in control.”

“Sometimes football is a cruel mistress and it’s certainly been cruel to us today, but there was a lot of good stuff from today’s performance. We knew we should have taken three points today, but we’ll take the positive stuff from today and bring it into next week’s game (against Oldham Athletic).”

Last Meeting – Oldham Athletic (Clarke 45+1′) (Davies 81′) 2-3 Scunthorpe United (Hopper 5′) (Morris 10′) (Holmes 83′)

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