Date: 7th October 2008 at 8:18am
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Grimsby travel to Glanford Park to play local rivals Scunthorpe in the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy, second round, and caretaker manager Stuart Watkiss will take charge before new manager Mike Newell takes over tomorrow.

Ticket News:
There is no tickets available from Blundell Park as the game is pay on the night.

Adults: £10
Concessions: £5
Under 16`s: Free. Tickets must be brought from the ticket office at Glanford Park and must be accompanied by an adult.

Vital Grimsby Says:

Stuart Watkiss will make his last selection for the local derby before Mike Newell takes over and it would be nice for the Mariners to get one over their rivals.

Scunthorpe Team News:

Joe Murphy, Grant McCann and Krystian Pearce are all away on international duty and will miss the game.

Michael Lea and Kenny Milne will miss out with injury while Garry Thompson and Kevan Hurst are doubts.

Player to watch: Gary Hooper

Midfielder that joined Scunthorpe from Hereford for £175,000 in July this year and has proved a good signing. He has scored 7 goals in 9 league games.

Grimsby Team News:

On loan striker Tomi Ameobi is a slight doubt and has permission to play but Malvin Kamara has not been given permission to play due to Huddersfield not wanting him to be cup tied.

Richard Hope is still unavailable after picking up a groin strain last week in the reserves.

Player to watch: Nathan Jarman

Expected to make the start for the Mariners and will be looking to help Town progress to the next round.

Match & Facts Summary:

The last time Town played Scunthorpe was on 23rd April 2005 at Blundell Park in a league two game and the game ended with a goalless draw.

Last Meeting at Glanford Park: Scunthorpe 2-0 Grimsby 6/11/2004

Times played Scunthorpe since Town last won: 2

Scunthorpe: 11
Draws: 16
Grimsby: 24

Best Odds with Odds Checker.
Scunthorpe to win: 4/7
Draw: 3/1
Grimsby to win: 25/4

Match Prediction:

Scunthorpe 2-1 Grimsby 15/2

The Mariners Next Fixture:

Saturday 11th October 2008
League Two
Grimsby vs. Wycombe (3pm)