SCUNTHORPE are playing relegation roulette going into their final two games.

Wimbledon’s unexpected point at leaders Luton dropped the Iron a further place in the bottom four.

The stakes could not be higher for them against City – and then in the potential winner-takes-all trip to 20th-placed Plymouth on the final day.

After successive play-off campaigns, it is a frightening reality check for a side with only two points from their last seven games.

Stuart McCall was surprisingly axed at the end of last month and first-team coach Andy Dawson promoted in his place but he is yet to oversee a victory.

Skipper Rory McArdle admits this weekend’s reunion with his former club is “massive” if they are to avoid following them into League Two.

McArdle said: “The stats and the table don’t lie. We know how big an occasion it’s going to be.

“I’m sure they (City) will want to come here and put in a good performance. They’ll want to build some momentum going into next season.

“We’ve got to dust ourselves down and see how we can improve because it’s all still to play for.”

Two more former Bantams, Josh Morris and Matty Lund, returned in Monday’s 4-0 thumping at Charlton along with left back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. Injuries to key players have played a major part in Scunthorpe’s struggles all season.

McCall scooped the manager of the month award in January when they picked up 13 points out of 15 and looked to be well clear of trouble.

But since beating Accrington on February 9, their sixth win in eight games at the time, Scunthorpe have managed only one more victory. They have not scored for three games.

Dawson said: “It’s all about picking the boys up.

“We can moan and sulk all we want but we have got to be honest.

“We have 180 minutes to change our season and get the results we need to stay up.

“Is it going to be easy? Absolutely not. But we have to be brave, focused and attack it head on.”