SCUNTHORPE United will be forced into a change tomorrow due to Tony McMahon’s ineligibility.

The full back was one of nine signings made by the Iron in January, joining on loan from Oxford United.

McMahon has been a big hit in Lincolnshire, but is unable to face his parent club under the terms of his move.

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Stuart McCall’s revamp appears to have done the trick – they were second bottom in late December but have collected 20 points in the last ten games to pull clear of the drop zone.

That is despite the loss of key players Ryan Colclough (knee), who was outstanding in the 3-3 draw with the U’s in November and Josh Morris (ankle).

Boss Karl Robinson said: “We have to be more efficient in our ball speed.

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“We have to dominate in all areas, especially at the weekend, because they have some very strong players.

“Even though they have a big injury list they have still got a very strong squad.

“We’ve got to make sure that we match them in all those areas.

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“You’ve got to start bright, you’re up against a very good team who are managed and controlled in a very good way, so it’s always going to be a difficult opponent.”