Striker Lyle Taylor is aiming to help push the Iron out of the relegation zone this weekend, when he and his team mates target a third straight away win when they visit Crawley Town on Saturday.Taylor, who has scored two goals this season (including September’s goal of the month which was his header against Coventry), believes another win this weekend will give him and the club a big lift.
He told The Iron Player: “It’s a big push in the right direction if we can manage to get out of the relegation zone and mentally it’s a good boost for us so that’s what we’ll be trying to do.
“I expect a hard game against Crawley but the preparations are the same as ever. We’ll be ready for the game when it comes and hopefully we will be able to go and get a good result.
“(This week) Training has been tough, today was a tough day and it’s just getting us ready for the weekend.”
Scunthorpe’s last League One outing was away to Peterborough United, from which the Iron brought all three points back to Glanford Park. Luke Williams and Isaiah Osbourne were on target as Mark Robins’ men came out 2-1 victors.
They then followed up that win with a 2-0 FA Cup first round win over Forest Green Rovers before their next scheduled League fixture, against the MK Dons, was postponed over the international break.
24 year old Taylor spoke of the extra belief the win over the Posh has given the squad and said it was nice to be able to get a weekend off to see relatives. He said, “The game against Peterborough was a great game for us, we had to concede possession for a lot of the first half and hit them on the break and then to lose a goal and go back again as we did is great for us to see that we are able to do that.”
He stated: “I think most of the boys managed to get home and see their families (during the break). I went back down to London and spent some time with my family and that is always nice.”
United currently sit two points behind Coventry City in the table, who occupy the first spot outside of the relegation zone in League One. Saturday’s opponents Crawley Town are 15th and five points ahead of the Iron, having played a game more.
They have drawn three straight League games and also suffered a FA Cup defeat to Yeovil Town in between those games.
The Iron are looking to earn their fifth League win of the campaign when they take the long trip to the Checkatrade.com Stadium.