Scunthorpe could be boosted by the return of Marcus Williams and Sam Togwell for the home clash with Bristol City.
Defender Williams was rested for last weekend`s trip to Preston while midfielder Togwell has been sidelined for the last two weeks with a groin complaint. However, they both trained on Thursday and should be included in Nigel Adkins` squad.
Top-scorer Gary Hooper will again line-up for the Iron after coming through the trip to Deepdale unscathed.
Adkins is desperate for his side`s impressive fitness levels to pay dividends against in-form City after their disappointing defeat against Darren Ferguson`s men.
"Darren Ferguson, after the game last Saturday, praised us for being a fit side and also praised us for being on top of them physically, which proves we are a fit side. But it is all about winning games of football," he told the club`s official website.
"We have a group of players who want to be out there playing for us."
Bristol City winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce will miss the trip to Scunthorpe.
Campbell-Ryce limped out of last Saturday's narrow win over Swansea just after the hour mark with a hamstring injury.
Ivan Sproule impressed after coming on to replace him and will now be pushing for a starting place.
Goalkeeper Dean Gerken should come into contention after recovering from a collarbone injury but he is unlikely to replace Stephen Henderson, who kept a clean sheet against the Swans.
Meanwhile, long-term absentees Jamie McAllister (calf), James Wilson and Jamie McCombe (both knee) remain on the sidelines.
The in-form Robins are looking to extend their six-match unbeaten run under caretaker manager Keith Millen which has seen them move to within six points of the play-off places.
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