New To The Division: Scunthorpe United

We continue our study of the clubs joining us in National League North for 2023/24 and today’s journey takes us to North Lincolnshire.

How did they get here?
It’s been a dramatic fall from grace for Scunthorpe United in recent years with the Club operating in the Championship as recently as 2011 and playing in League One up until 2019.

The Iron dropped out of the Football League for the first time in their history in 2021/22 but failed to recover from that setback and suffered a second successive relegation last term to land in National League North.

The Glanford Park outfit finished last term with six straight defeats, their loss to Oldham Athletic midway through that run being the one to confirm their relegation from the National League.

A takeover completed in January offers hope for a brighter future and the expectation from Scunthorpe fans will be that their stay in the sixth tier is a very short one.

Where do they play?
Glanford Park is a relatively new stadium having been purpose-built for Scunthorpe United back in 1988 when they moved there from their Old Show Ground home.

It boasts a capacity of just over 9,000 and their record attendance was 9,077 for a League Cup Third Round tie against Manchester United in September 2010.

Who is in charge?
Jimmy Dean was appointed as the new Manager of Scunthorpe United at the end of January when he left his role as boss of Peterborough Sports in order to take over at Glanford Park.

He enjoyed huge success with Sports, guiding them to three titles, four promotions and 11 trophies since being appointed in 2015 and that record saw him catch the attention of The Iron hierarchy.

When did we last meet?
This season’s games will be the first time that Moors have ever played competitively against Scunthorpe United.

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