September 23, 2023

MATCH PREVIEW | Scunthorpe United

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Today marks another occasion this season – and another this month – where the Magpies have met an opposition for the first time in their history. Back in 2010, when Chorley operated in the Unibond League First Division North and Scunthorpe United played their football in the Coca Cola Championship, today’s fixture looked highly unlikely, but here we are.

The Iron’s off the field issues that have plagued the club in recent history are ongoing, well documented, and need no further recital here, the club now find themselves in the National League North for the first time in their history following last season’s relegation from the National League, their first time at that level too. In the close season, the squad has seen a complete sea-change in an effort to make their stay in regional non-league football short.

Adjustment to life at this level has gone well so far and they currently sit second, two points behind Tamworth, having lost just one game from nine played, 1-0 away at Curzon Ashton.

Scunthorpe United’s playing record in the National League for 2022/23 was:

23rd. Played: 46. Won: 8. Draw: 10. Lost: 28. Goals For: 49. Goals Against: 87. Points: 34.


Ross Fitzsimons – 28 years old, goalkeeper. Joins after leaving Chesterfield. Played in the National League play off final in May.

Michael Kelly– 25 years old, defender. Joins after leaving Eastleigh.

Maxim Kouogun– 26 years old, defender. Joins after leaving York City.

Will Evans – 31 years old, defender. Joins after leaving Boreham Wood.

Tyler Denton – 27 years old, defender. Joins after leaving Kings Lynn Town.

Ross Barrows – 25 years old, defender. Joins after leaving Altrincham.

Michael Clunan – 29 years old, midfielder. Joins after leaving Kings Lynn Town.

Callum Roberts – 26 years old, midfielder. Joins for an undisclosed fee from Aberdeen.

Kian Scales – 21 years old, midfielder. Joins after leaving Bradford City.

Jason Law – 24 years old, attacking midfielder. Joins after leaving Mansfield Town.

Daniel Whitehall – 27 years old, striker. Joins after leaving Eastleigh.

Connor Smith – 21 years old, midfielder. On loan from Hearts.

Richie Bennett – 32 years old, striker. Returns to the club after spending time at Glanford Park last season.

Jack Jenkins – 21 years old, midfielder. Joins on loan from Leeds United.

Stats and information compiled by Martin Ramsbotham are correct at the time of publishing.

Trust Matchday Information:

We are looking forward to welcoming the fans of Scunthorpe United, and we hope they have a pleasant trip to Victory Park.

We have a comprehensive matchday Visitor Guide which can be consulted here.

At our matchday headquarters we sell:

  • Trust Membership - It's just £10 per year, or you can purchase online.
  • 50/50 tickets - These can also be purchased online here.
  • Golden Goal – Today’s Golden Goal sponsor is: Argyle NW
  • Pin Badges – Also available online here.

Visit our online store to see what else we can offer.

We’d like to express our gratitude to Argyle NW for sponsoring today’s Golden Goal draw. If you enjoy your match day experience, tell your friends and bring them next time. If you don’t, tell us and we will do our best to make sure your next visit is what you would have expected the first time.  

Part of our role is to ensure the supporters are happy around Chorley Football Club and Victory Park.

Enjoy the game.

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