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BE THE 12TH MAN

2 April 2015

Manager Mark Robins has called on Scunthorpe United’s supporters to get behind his side as they look to book their place in Sky Bet League One for next season.

The Iron earned a hard-fought point last time out, at Notts County, and the United boss says he is excited to return to Glanford Park after a recent run of away games.

“It is brilliant to be back (at home),” said Robins, speaking to The Iron Player.  

“The supporters are terrific and we have said all along that they can be the 12th man.

“We find ourselves in an uncomfortable situation and there will be a bit of anxiety but we just want them to be supportive and to get behind the players as much as they can. They have been really good at that and we look forward to a run of games at home, they will have a massive impact.

“Stay positive regardless of what is happening and we will give everything we have got.”

Of the campaign’s remaining eight games, Robins’ men are at home on five occasions and he thinks that is key to seeing United push up the table and away from the danger.

“We need to get back to winning ways and with the supporters behind us we can achieve anything,” he stated. 

“Our destiny is in our own hands. As long as that continues, we have a real chance.

“One or two supporters maybe craving mid-table obscurity and the way this division is, anything can happen.”

The Claret and Blue host promotion-chasing Peterborough on Good Friday and Robins is expecting a tough test, from a team which recently changed their manager.

He stated: “Peterborough have been on a really good run. Darren Ferguson left and (caretaker manager) Dave Robertson has taken over and made them a difficult side to play against.

“They have some good players in there and I like their ethos to take players from lower leagues to sell them on, they have some good players in there. There are no easy games and it is one we can look forward to, hopefully we can get it right.”

The last meeting saw Scunthorpe win on the road against the Posh and Robins added: “That (result) is nothing to do with it, we have to play a different game now and ensure we get the three points.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Liam O'Neil and Marcus Williams on The Iron Player.


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