Fixture: Barnet Vs Scunthorpe United
Date: 28th October 2022
Competition: National League
Venue: The Hive
Barnet host Scunthorpe United at the Hive where the home team look to make it three wins on the bounce in the National League.
Scunthorpe Haven’t had the easiest of seasons, currently sitting 20th in the table with only three wins to their name. Their last game did see the North-Lincolnshire side win as they beat Gateshead 3-1, a score-line Barnet replicated last time out against Bromley.
The Bee’s will look to capitalise on The Iron’s poor start to the season with hopes of pushing up to a potential sixth place.
We have received confirmation that Idris Kanu has received a 1 match suspension after his 5th yellow card – Kanu will therefore be suspended for the fixture Vs. Scunthorpe.
About our opposition:
Nickname: The Iron
Stadium: Glanford Park
Manager: Tony Daws (Interim)
Top Scorer: Joe Nuttall (9)
League Position: 20th
Recent Result: Scunthorpe 3-1 Gateshead
One To Watch: Joe Nuttall
The ex-Blackburn and Blackpool striker can be the thorn in Barnet’s defence considering his strong goal scoring form, a silver-lining in The Iron’s season.
Joe Nuttall came through the youth academy at Manchester City, developing his skills at one of the highest rated academies in the country before getting a permanent move to Scottish side, Aberdeen. The Manchester-born goal scorer has struggled to become a mainstay in any of his previous teams, only finding the net on a handful of occasions.
The forward’s best form has come since moving to Scunthorpe, scoring nine goals in his debut season for The Iron.
In The Dugout: Tony Daws (Interim)
Tony Daws has been a mainstay at The Iron’s youth academy, being the manager since 2005, with the odd appearance as caretaker manager, once in 2011 following the sacking of Ian Baraclough.
Daws has never really made the step-up to senior level management, finding comfort leading the academy for over 12 years.
The Sheffield-born coach had a strong playing career, featuring as a striker for nine teams, including the likes of Scunthorpe, Notts County and Sheffield United. It was at his beloved Scunthorpe where he had his most success as a player, scoring 63 league goals over the course of six years, starting in 1987 and finishing in 1993.