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25 March 2014

The Iron’s versatile left-sided Marcus Williams has called on his team-mates to avoid throwing away their hard work ahead of the final season run-in.

Russ Wilcox’s men have eight games left, starting with an away fixture at Cheltenham Town this evening.

Reflecting on the 1-0 win over Burton Albion at Glanford Park on Saturday,  the 27-year old wants to put the unbeaten run to the back of the Iron’s minds.

“The first half on Saturday wasn’t the best in terms of football,” he said, speaking to The Iron Player.

“It was a massive game for us and luckily Paddy Madden came up with a wonderful strike to win it for us and we dealt with everything well with no major threats in second half.

“22 games unbeaten feels good. Personally, it’s just another game and that’s the same with the Cheltenham match tomorrow. You have to prepare and do the right things.

“It’s nice to have the record but there’s still a long way to go and the job’s still to do.

“Our focus isn’t about records- it’s about aiming for what the club has been striving for since the start of the season - promotion.”

After beating play-off chasing Burton on Saturday, the long journey to Cheltenham is closely followed by Wycombe’s visit on Saturday.

He added: “If the next two games go our way, I’d like to think it would set us well on our way.

“It has been tight for a while now and a gap is only just appearing. That doesn’t mean we can take our feet off the pedal, we’ve got to keep going and do the right things.

“We need to start brightly tonight and it’s a big pitch so hopefully we can get the ball down and play football like we did at Plymouth - get on the ball with quality and get it out wide.

“We need a bit of superiority on the ball, especially in the last third and to create more chances and hopefully get a lot of goals.”

The former-Reading player has been a useful addition to the Iron squad, providing his boss with an option in both wide-left positions.

He stated: “I said to Russ when I came in: ‘if you want me to, I’ll play on the wing’ and he’s happy to put me there so it’s been pleasing and I’ve had a few assists.

“He’s been happy with my overall performances whether it’s been left back or left wing.”

After Saturday afternoon, there will be just six games remaining. Three of those will be at Glanford Park, with the final game of the season one of those as we host York City.

With the finish line rapidly approaching, Williams and his colleagues have their eyes firmly set on the prize.

“We have been up there pushing all season and it would be a shame to throw it away now," he said,

“The main thing now is to concentrate on every game. The boys work hard, we’ve got a great squad with a strong bench and that’s been key in the last few games. The whole character and confidence of the team and is strong.”

See much more from Marcus Williams and Russ Wilcox on The Iron Player.

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