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10 April 2014

United manager Russ Wilcox has said he expects a tough match ahead of play-off chasing Bury’s visit to Glanford Park at the weekend, with the season drawing to a close.

The Iron remain seven points clear of fourth-placed Fleetwood Town, with only five games remaining, but face a stern test with the visitors in desperate need of three points to keep alive their slim chance of chasing a play-off place.



The win at Torquay last week put United a step closer to a return to League One against a team that needed points for a different reason and this week’s opposition also need points.

It is bound to be tough at this stage of the season, with many teams still having a lot to play for, and when reflecting on Torquay, Wilcox told The Iron Player: “It was a really tough game.

“Credit to Torquay who took the game to us, they had good wingers who caused us problems. We ground it out like we have this season and if we can do this in the next five games, I’ll be pleased. I think every win at this stage is crucial.”

The Iron will hope that they can make home advantage count, playing three of their last five games at Glanford Park, with all coming against teams that are chasing play-off spots.

Despite having this advantage, it will undoubtedly prove to be a tough run in and Wilcox believes that Saturday will be a hard test saying: “They come in good form and they’ve won their last three.

“They can come here with freedom and not worry and just play for the top seven. He thinks that they can get the play-offs and it’ll be a tough ask, but why not. It’ll certainly be a tough game. We’re doing okay at the moment, it’s making sure we’re fresh for the match. “

See much more from Russ Wilcox on The Iron Player.

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