Rochdale preview

Last updated : 26 November 2013 By

However Wilcox, who labelled Saturday's win at Portsmouth 'outstanding', has suggested that the game with Rochdale is his only focus for the time being.

"Nige (Adkins) used the phrase ‘control the controllables’ a lot didn’t he. I think he was spot on,” Wilcox told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

“That’s all I can do and all I will do. I’m not too worried about all the names that fly through the door, I can’t affect that, that’s down to the chairman and the board.

“My focus will be on the game and I think that showed at Portsmouth on Saturday".

Iron Team News

Hakeeb Adelakun could come in for Barnsley loanee Reuben Noble-Lazarus, with Wilcox admitting the young winger is 'very near' to a first team start.

Adelakun comes into contention after an impressive second half showing at Fratton Park, and he was unlucky not to score his first Iron goal with a classy effort the keeper tipped wide.

Elsewhere, Wilcox could include new loan signing Andrew Boyce in their squad, however he is likely to settle for a place on the bench.

Boyce signed on an initial loan deal from Lincoln on Friday but did not feature at Portsmouth where Wilcox and Daws steered Scunthorpe to victory in their first game in charge.

Defender Eddie Nolan is hoping to play a bigger role after recovering from a hamstring injury. He returned to action as a late substitute for the first time since September at the weekend.

Midfielder Matt Sparrow remains sidelined with the ankle injury that has kept him out of the last three matches and Michael Collins is ill.

Rochdale Team News

Rochdale manager Keith Hill is expected to include new loan signing Lee Molyneux in his squad for the home game against Scunthorpe.

Molyneux was signed on Friday from Crewe until January 6, but was not involved in Saturday's home win over Exeter.

Striker George Donnelly is still struggling with the ankle problem that has kept him out of the last five games, but Hill has no new injury or suspension worries.

Midfielders Basien Hery, Matty Done, Gary Dicker and Peter Vincenti, plus striker Joe Bunney are all in contention for recalls as Dale bid for a third straight league win.

Former Iron 'keeper Josh Lillis will be in goal for the hosts.

Source: PA