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11 December 2014

Ahead of this weekend’s League One clash with Crewe Alexandra, Iron manager Mark Robins has stressed that the team are moving in the right direction.

It’s now almost two months since Robins officially took the reins at Glanford Park and United have lost only one of their eight fixtures during that time.

And despite the current league positions of the two sides, the boss stated that it’s just another game at this stage of the campaign.

He told The Iron Player: “It’s just another game. If it was the last game of the season then that would make it more important but we’ve got a lot of matches to go.

“We’ve played some decent games and had only one defeat in that time (since he was announced as the club’s manager) and even though we could have picked up one or two more points, we’re moving in the right direction.

“I think there’s been some good football played in amongst that as well.

“On Sunday we dealt with the threat pretty well but Crewe is a different game.”

Saturday’s match against Steve Davis’ men will be the first league game Scunthorpe have played on home soil for seven weeks.

But with three wins from the last five games, Robins believes the players are ready for the test that lies ahead.

“We’re on a pretty good run so I’m hopeful and determined that the players are ready to take on the challenge,” he continued.

“They’re full of confidence at the moment and I think that’s testament to what they’ve been doing.

“Some of the performances away from home have been fantastic and we’ve just got to make sure we turn that into positive results at Glanford Park because the supporters are desperate to get behind us.”

 The visit of the Railwaymen will be the club’s first League One home fixture since United were narrowly beaten by Notts County on 25th October.

A handful of temporary signings have been made during that time so this weekend will give some fans the chance to lay eyes on those loanees for the very first time.

Robins added: “I think it’s good that they can come here and see a different side if you like because we were deprived of some of them on Sunday.

“So they’ll come back and there’s been a natural rest period for them so I think it’s a really good game.

“It’ll be a good game to play in and Crewe always try to play football so it will be a tough test.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Miguel Llera and Alex Davey on The Iron Player in the run-up to the weekend.

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