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16 April 2014

Iron manager Russ Wilcox has paid tribute to the club’s supporters ahead of the meeting with Morecambe at the Globe Arena on Good Friday.

Over 1,000 tickets have been sold already, with more expected to follow.

That sees a continuation of United being one of the best supported clubs on the road in the division this year, and Wilcox told The Iron Player: “They [the fans] can play a huge part. I remember the game at Mansfield away when I think we had around 1,500 which was amazing.

“Even the 261 who travelled to Torquay played their role. The away support this season has been outstanding, and we’ve given them a lot to shout about.”

Such dedication from the travelling claret and blue army has not gone unrewarded, with United’s last defeat away from Glanford Park coming in October when they went down 4-1 at York City.

That run has seen the Iron break new ground, and Wilcox added: “Apparently we’ve got the longest unbeaten record in Europe away from home now; 14 games. 

“Again, that’s a record we should all be very proud of. It’s fantastic for supporters to have travelled to the last 14 games and seen us come away with something, whether it’s a win or a draw.”

“It’s a credit to the players for that, but also credit to the magnificent supporters.”

See much more from Russ Wilcox, Dave Syers and Niall Canavan on The Iron Player from Thursday.

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