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Scunthorpe United set for tight finish to Sky Bet League 1 season

27 March 2015

The battle at the foot of Sky Bet League 1 is set to go to the wire and Scunthorpe United are one of the teams in the thick of things.

The Iron's form has been perilous of late, with only Yeovil Town taking fewer points over their last nine games. Should Mark Robins' men mirror that run in their final nine outings, they’ll finish the campaign on 49, just six better than their haul of 43 so far in 2014/15.

Replicating recent form would see Yeovil finish bottom, Colchester 23rd and Crewe Alexandra in 22nd, with Leyton Orient, Crawley Town and Coventry City all clear of the bottom four.

Therefore, it would be between Scunthorpe and Notts County for the remaining, unwanted ticket to Sky Bet League 2, and the form book states that both sides will end on 49 points. Scunthorpe currently hold the stronger goal difference figure (-12, to County’s -13).

How it stands: Click here to see the latest Sky Bet League 1 table

And Notts County are next up for Robins’ side, at Meadow Lane on Saturday, in what is a crucial clash.

A home encounter against Crawley Town and a trip to Colchester United also remain on the Iron’s schedule - two more fixtures that will undoubtedly have a major say on the outcome of their season.

Scunthorpe were last relegated from League 1 in the 2012/13 season, when they collected a total of 48 points to finish 21st, and they’ll almost certainly have to beat that total this time around to have any hopes of playing in the division next term.

Follow all the action from Sky Bet League 1 this weekend on the division's official Twitter feed - @SkyBetLeague1.

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