Returning club captain Michael Collins is chomping at the bit to be involved in Saturday’s game at Torquay as United chase 25 games without defeat.Collins, who enjoyed a month and a half away from the club with AFC Wimbledon, first spoke on his delight that he could indirectly aid the Iron in overtaking the likes of Chesterfield.
“I was obviously keeping close tabs on Scunthorpe while I was away,” Collins told The Iron Player.
“It was nice as well to be apart of the Wimbledon team that managed to take points from Chesterfield and Burton and that the team here managed to continue the unbeaten run which you’ve got to say is nothing short of outstanding.
“There have been some key performers this season, but on the whole the team and the squad have plugged together and that’s the reason the team are where they are in the league.”
He added: “To stay unbeaten with Russ for 24 games needs massive credit for everyone involved.”
The team travel to Plainmoor this weekend in his first match back with the club to face a side rooted to the foot of the table.
“It will be a very, very difficult game,” he continued.
“Having had one eye at the bottom of the division with being at Wimbledon and seeing the teams down that end, those teams are scrapping for their lives.
"To stay unbeaten with Russ for 24 games needs massive credit for everyone involved.
"You’re talking about livelihoods and jobs if you drop out of the Football League. They’ve got everything to fight for, so it’s going to be a really difficult game.”
He added: “We will have be prepared for that, but the boys are full of confidence and are on a great run, so it’s just my job to come in and feed off the back of that.”
See much more from Michael Collins, Russ Wilcox, Deon Burton and Matt Sparrow on The Iron Player.