McMahon in line for return as Scunthorpe face fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers

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Tony McMahon is likely to return to the Scunthorpe line-up for the clash with fellow League One strugglers Bristol Rovers.

Tony McMahon is likely to return to the Scunthorpe line-up for the clash with fellow League One strugglers Bristol Rovers.

The full-back was forced to sit out last weekend’s loss to his parent club Oxford and his absence was felt, with Stuart McCall opting for three centre-backs.

The Iron have taken only one point from their last three games and are being sucked back into a relegation scrap, making this match and Tuesday’s clash with Southend potentially vital to their chances of staying up.

Matthew Lund remains sidelined after undergoing knee surgery.

Rovers must pick themselves up after the disappointment of losing in the Checkatrade Trophy semi-finals to Sunderland in midweek.

Abu Ogogo was ineligible on Tuesday having previously represented Coventry in the competition but could return.

Chris Lines is also pushing for a start after returning from a knock as a substitute in the 2-0 defeat by the Black Cats.

Defender Alfie Kilgour will look to get into the first-team picture after being recalled from a loan spell at Maidenhead.

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