Luke Chadwick (17 mins)
Luke Chadwick (30 mins)
Alan Smith (60 mins)
npower League 1
, Oct 27, 2012
Ground: Glanford Park , Kickoff: 15:00 , Att 2,737
Collins set to start Scunthorpe midfielder Michael Collins could make his first start in 13 months against MK Dons.
Collins, who made only three appearances last season, had been sidelined since the summer of 2011 with an Achilles injury but has stepped off the substitutes' bench in the last two matches and is hoping to play a bigger role.
Winger Andy Barcham remains doubtful with the ankle injury which kept him out of the midweek home defeat to Preston but skipper Paul Reid, who made only his second start of the season on Tuesday after hand, groin and calf injuries, will be back in contention despite being forced off in midweek with an eye problem.
Leading goalscorer Leon Clarke and Mark Duffy missed training this week due to minor knocks but are expected to be fit while midfielder Damien Mozika (ankle) is not yet ready, although he is closing in on his return following a long-term lay-off.
The Iron have taken only two points from their last six league matches.SUBBED Dean Bowditch could be back in contention for MK Dons as they look to re-ignite their season at struggling Scunthorpe.
Bowditch has missed the back-to-back defeats to Stevenage and Crawley with a knock but the midfielder hopes to be included in the squad that travels to Glanford Park.
Stephen Gleeson suffered severe bruising to a foot against Stevenage last weekend but was able to make the bench in midweek at Crawley and is expected to return to the starting line-up alongside Darren Potter in the middle of the park.
Defender Gary MacKenzie remains a long-term absentee with a hip problem.
The Dons are without a win in five npower League One matches and have slipped to 10th in the table, and boss Karl Robinson expects a response against the Iron.
Scunthorpe vs Milton Keynes Dons
Last modified 18:22 27/10/12
Dons too strong for Iron MK Dons got back to winning ways for the first time in six games with an all-too easy 3-0 success at struggling Scunthorpe.
A mistake by goalkeeper Sam Slocombe gifted them a 17th-minute lead when he flapped at a left-wing cross from Dean Lewington, turning it straight into the path of Luke Chadwick who volleyed home from an acute angle.
It was a first goal in four games for the Dons and they struck again on the half-hour mark. It was Chadwick again with an excellent finish, curling a shot from the edge of the box into the far-top corner of the net.
Without leading marksman Leon Clarke, Scunthorpe played with just one man up front and struggled as an attacking force. Mark Duffy and Josh Walker did force decent saves from keeper David Martin, but the home side never looked like getting back into the game as they slumped badly to their fifth defeat of the season in front of their own fans.
More calamitous defending saw them go 3-0 down on the hour when they failed to deal with a corner knocked high into the box, allowing Alan Smith to pounce with a close range header.
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Substitution||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Rating|
|24||David Prutton(sub 62)|
|12||Connor Jennings(sub 70)|
|7||Jimmy Ryan(sub 70)|
|10||Mike Grella(sub 62)|
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Substitution||Rating|
|26||Luke Chadwick(sub 82)|
|17||Daniel Powell(sub 37)|
|11||Alan Smith(sub 73)|
|12||Adam Chicksen(sub 37)|
|14||Ryan Lowe(sub 73)|
|23||James O'Shea(sub 82)|
|Team||Scunthorpe||Milton Keynes Dons|