League One Season Preview 2006/07 – Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United

Odds: 66/1

Final 5 Seasons

2005/06 – 12 (League One), 2004/05 – 2 (League Two, Promoted), 2003/04 – 22 (League Two),
2002/03 – 5 (League Two), 2001/02 – eight (League Two).

2005/06 Cup Progress

FA Cup Third Spherical vs Manchester Metropolis (a) – misplaced Three-1.

Carling Cup Second Spherical vs Birmingham Metropolis (h) – misplaced 2-Zero.

Soccer League Trophy Northern Part Quarter Last vs Hereford United (a) – misplaced 2-Zero.

High Purpose Scorer 2005/06: Billy Sharp (striker) – 24 objectives.

Gamers In

Ramon Calliste (Liverpool – Free), Joe Murphy (Sunderland – Free), Dave Mulligan (Doncaster Rovers – Free).

Gamers Out

Peter Beagrie (Grimsby City – Free), Wayne Corden (Leyton Orient – Free), Richie Ryan (Boston United – Free), Tommy Johnson (Tamworth – Free), Paul Musselwhite (Eastleigh – Free), Tom Evans (Launched), Andy Parton (Launched), Nathan Stanton (Launched), Adam Capp (Launched), Rob Smith (Launched).

Scunthorpe United has a strong first season in League One following their promotion a 12 months earlier than and completed in a decent twelfth positioned place. Supervisor Brian Legal guidelines can be hoping for extra of the identical subsequent season.

There have been two major success tales final season, particularly 24 aim striker Billy Sharp, who signed for simply £100,000 from ahead heavy Sheffield United final August. After serving to himself to a glut of objectives final season he can be value much more than the paltry sum paid for him a season in the past however Legal guidelines should try to hold to construct on final season’s success.

The opposite success was evergreen Peter Beagrie, who, at 40 years previous, performed final season as if he was 20 years youthful however has now left the membership after 5 years and signed for League Two outfit Grimsby City.

Legal guidelines has tried to deliver down the typical age of the squad and after permitting Beagrie to go away, signed Wales below 21 prospect Ramon Calliste. The 20 12 months previous striker started his profession at Manchester United earlier than transferring to Liverpool final season however has now signed a one 12 months deal at Glanford Park.

New Zealand worldwide full again Dave Mulligan arrived from Doncaster Rovers whereas twice capped Republic of Eire goalkeeper Joe Murphy joined from Sunderland. A number of older gamers have been allowed to go away the membership, together with goalkeeping duo Tom Evans and Paul Musselwhite. Evans made virtually 300 appearances for the Irons following his change from Crystal Palace in 1997 whereas Musselwhite remodeled 80 appearances for the membership through the previous two years.


Legal guidelines needs to construct a youthful workforce and the seize of Ramon Calliste might be as profitable as Billy Sharp a 12 months in the past. Sharp’s objectives would be the key to success once more this season as Scunthorpe will need to protect their standing first then climb up the desk second.

Supply by DT Walker

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