Rewards for beating Blackburn Rovers sees the Iron at home to Reading in the second round of the Capital One Cup.Manager Russ Wilcox got his first opportunity to react to the tie in his press conference on Thursday, with him getting the chance to welcome Nigel Adkins and Andy Crosby back to Glanford Park.
“It’s a really good tie,” he told The Iron Player.
“I think the important thing is that it is at home. Obviously, you want a big boy – everyone wanted Manchester United – of course they do.
"But it’s a good tie and it’s important that it is at Glanford Park because it comes off the back of the Yeovil trip on the Saturday. It would have been a lot of travelling for us had it been away; certainly at Reading.
“It will be great to welcome both Andy and Nigel back to the football club because they both did an outstanding job when they were here and they both have shown their capabilities by moving to manage and coach in the Premier League.”
With the tie set to be played on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7.45pm, tickets will be available from the ticket office, online or via phone, with prices found on http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/article/reading-details-confirmed-1829118.aspx.
“It’s going to be a great night,” he continued.
“Again, if we can play anywhere near like we did at Blackburn, I think we’ll give Reading a run for their money. I don’t look back at the past (fixtures against Reading), but I think it’s important as a squad that we play like we did at Ewood Park.
“The people who watched that game will know it was an outstanding performance. We were good with the ball, but I think the learning curve from the Swindon game was that we were compact and organised without the ball.”
He added: “If we show those qualities against Reading, we will be have an outside chance of making it through to the next round.”
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