Alex Davey believes that keeping clean sheets is vital as the Iron look towards their final six games of the season.United kept a clean sheet for the first time since the 2-0 victory over Chesterfield in February against Peterborough last weekend and following the defeat to MK Dons on Tuesday, will be hoping to bounce back when they meet Crawley Town at Glanford Park on Saturday.
Davey believes that with Paddy Madden, Gary McSheffrey, Kevin Van Veen and Theo Robinson all looking threatening at the minute, keeping a clean sheet should result in victory for the club more often than not.
"Keeping a clean sheet is massive," said the 20-year-old Chelsea loanee.
"If you manage to keep a clean then you’re probably going to win the game with the four strikers we’ve got.
"I played against Crawley when I was in the reserves at Chelsea and I know the strikers were quite lively so defensively we’ll have to be on point.
"I think that attacking wise, we need to perform like we did against Peterborough because we showed how good we are up front."
He added: ‘’We played really well on Saturday against Peterborough, showed how good we are and showed that we should be higher than we are at the moment.
‘’We didn’t put in a good enough performance at MK Dons on Tuesday."
The Iron conceded two Will Grigg goals in the first five minutes at stadiummk on Tuesday night, which followed Davey’s central defensive partner Niall Canavan pulling out and being replaced by Andrew Boyce prior to kick-off.
Asked if he thought that had any impact on him personally or the team and their start in general, he said: "I don’t think you can let that affect you when you are going into a big game.
"It’s happened a few times and I don’t think that can affect you as a team."
The defender also explained that the MK Dons game is in the past now and the team need to look towards the next few fixtures, which will see the Iron play four of their next five games at home.
"The game has been and gone now, we can’t dwell on it," said Davey.
"I think that as a whole team, the fans, the players and the staff need to all get behind each other, push on and create a good vibe rather than a negative vibe.
"The next two games in particular are massive for me, we get six points from the next two games and that’ll get us right back up there and where we should be."