Ned Kelly has said Saturday’s fixture against Crawley is a huge game but insists the Iron will not shy away from importance of the clash.Nothing separates the two sides but Scunthorpe’s superior goal difference and the assistant manager described the match as “not just another game”.
He added: “Crawley are in close proximity to us in terms of league position so it’s a huge game for both sides. We’ll be giving them the respect they deserve but we’re looking to play well and get the three points.”
Saturday’s visitors, who appointed manager Dean Saunders in December, have been in good form recently, winning four of their last six games.
“They are organised and have had some decent results lately so they will be coming here with confidence,” said Kelly. “But we’ve had a look at how they play – their strengths and weaknesses and what type of squad they have – and we’ll set up the team to get the three points.”
Kelly said the players and staff are massively focussed on doing what is best for the team and revealed Sam Slocombe and Niall Canavan are likely to be fit for contention.
Mark Robins’ number two says the Iron are looking to repeat the performance that earned them a 2-0 victory against Peterborough in the last home game, stating it would be nice to “put on a show for the supporters.”
He said: “The next game defines the season as it is the only one you can prepare for. The aim is always to win.”