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25 April 2014

Iron manager Russ Wilcox’s sole focus is on his own side ahead of this weekend’s penultimate game of the season against Exeter City at St James’ Park in Devon.

Following United’s 1-0 victory over Oxford United at Glanford Park on Easter Monday, the Iron head into the game knowing a point will effectively seal a return to League One at the first time of asking following relegation last season.

The Iron also have the League Two title well within their grasp, with nearest challengers Chesterfield and Rochdale both two points behind with just two games of the regular campaign remaining.

While a serious of permutations can still dictate if, how, when and where United are crowned champions, six points from their final two games will make all other calculations redundant.

That mind-set towards both promotion and the title is very much adopted by Wilcox, who told The Iron Player: “I’ve looked at a few little bits, but I’ve not gone into it in too much depth.

“At the end of the day our scenario is if we pick up a point or three then we’re promoted, and then we’ll look to see what everyone else has done. We can’t control their games, so we’ll see where we are.

“We know that whatever scenario, it will go down to the last day for the title. First and foremost, we need to make sure the game against York is a celebration of promotion – and then hopefully a chance to grab the top-spot.”

See much more from Russ Wilcox, Sam Slocombe and David Mirfin on The Iron Player.

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