Miguel Llera says Scunthorpe have “nothing to fear in League One” and believes Saturday’s clash against Bristol City will be the Iron’s toughest test of the season so far.The Robins currently lie third in the table having not lost a game in their first five league matches. However, the claret and blue have came into a recent run of form themselves, winning their last two games.
“It’s a great chance to prove that we can compete in this division,” the defender told The Iron Player.
“We go into the game with momentum from our previous results and we’ve trained very well this week.”
The Iron head into the match against Bristol City on the back of victories against Chesterfield and Walsall, and Llera insists “confidence is high amongst the squad at the moment.”
He said: “If we continue to push like we have the last couple of games, while learning from our mistakes, we can really show what we can do on Saturday. In League One we have nothing to fear; we can beat any team, away or at home.”
The former Sheffield Wednesday man explained how important it is to gather self belief from any run of form throughout the season.
He stated: “It’s essential to use the confidence from previous results for the game against Bristol City. This helps us gather a winning mentality. We have nothing to lose going into Saturday’s game so we are full of confidence.
“If we continue to do what we have been doing the self belief will only improve, making it easier to climb up the table. Everyone is just concentrating on pulling together to grab as much points on the board as possible.”
Llera was brought back into the starting eleven for Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash against Chesterfield, a game that resulted in a victory and a clean sheet, much to the delight of the 35-year-old.
He said: “Being a defender, not conceding is the most important thing for me. As a back four, we need to get more clean sheets, continuing in the same fashion on Saturday. For me, it’s all about trying to stay in the starting line up now; I can only push on from there.”
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