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9 April 2014

Saturday’s 1-0 win at Torquay United moved the Iron level on points at the top of the Sky Bet League Two.

With Russ Wilcox and the team continuing their record-breaking unbeaten run, you, the fans, have been pouring in your support for the side over social media.

On Twitter:

: “Got home from work to see that @SUFCOfficial have won and taken another step to promotion. Russ and his team are world record breakers. #UTI”

“5 massive games left, joint top with Rochdale. Just goal scored separating the two sides. Proud to be a Scunthorpe United fan!”

A vital part of the Iron's 25 match unbeaten run has been the solidarity in the defence and there has been plenty of praise following yet another clean sheet from goalkeeper Sam Slocombe and his back line.

@andrewgravill: “25 games unbeaten, haven’t conceded a goal in 471 minutes and joint top of the league with 5 games to play… Up the Iron”

@iamthegibson: “Scunny haven’t conceded in 5 games, 450+ minutes of football. Nearly there lads!!!”

Sam Slocombe has received many of the plaudits from the Glanford Park faithful after saving his fifth penalty of the season which helped earn his 20th clean sheet.

When asked who was man of the match in the weekend victory over Torquay, the fans' response was overwhelming.

On Facebook:

Kieran Wilks: “Sam Slocombe without a doubt”

James Goldie: “Super Sam Slocombe!”

With yet another important away victory the gap between Scunthorpe and the chasing sides has grown even more.

With the side in such a strong position in the league and momentum building after every game, there are many Scunthorpe fans that have a firm belief that the League Two title is coming to Glanford Park.

Jonathan Raynes: “We will win the league. 25 unbeaten tells the story. UTI”

Darren Robbins: “Lets push on for the title now. It’s been a great unbeaten run and hope we can end the season like it. UTI”

On Twitter:

@Mattell88: “Can almost taste it now, losing is an unnecessary part of the game for Wilcox. UTI”

Unsurprisingly, the top goal scorer in League Two and Scunthorpe’s number 29 Sam Winnall has also been receiving the support from you, the fans.

Winnall’s match winning penalty on Saturday made it 22 goals in all competitions this season for the 23 year old.

@StevieH1972: “It wasn’t a double whammy at Torquay yesterday, it was a double Sammy!”

With only five games remaining and the optimism running high amongst all at Scunthorpe United, there is a real optimism of a return to League One among the fans.

Following the victory over Torquay on Saturday, the Iron will hope to continue their promotion push when Bury come to Glanford Park this weekend.

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