Alan Knill faces a fight to hold onto his job following Scunthorpe United's dreadful start to the season. The Iron find themselves in the unenvied position of 24th in League One after losing their opening four games of the season. On top of that they have been dumped out of two cups, which takes their losing streak to six consecutive matches.
Knill, who earlier this week avoided serious injury when he crashed his bike after colliding with a squirrel, now has his work cut out to turn his side’s season around. The games come thick and fast in League One and a couple of good results in their upcoming matches against Sheffield United, Shrewsbury and Oldham would certainly ease the pressure. Knill surprisingly left Bury to join Scunthorpe in March last year, with his new club finishing in 18th place. He will no doubt be given time to get the North Lincolnshire club back up-and-running but if their losing streak continues then he will find himself heading for the exit door.
Scunthorpe play Sheffield United at Glanford Park on Saturday looking to register their first point(s) of the season. However, the odds are against them, with high-flying United yet to lose this season. The Blades have taken eight points from their opening four games, and last week hit five past Bournemouth. Paddy Power have the Iron priced as the 14/5 outsiders, with United available at 10/11 to come away with the win, while a draw can be found at 12/5.