Scunthorpe midfielder Liam O’Neil says the Iron have to play with confidence and no fear in the tie against Peterborough on Friday.The Posh, who are currently ninth in the table, travel to Glanford Park having won five of their last seven games, but O’Neil feels his side are capable of getting the three points.
“It should be a good test. They’ve picked up some good results recently but I’m confident we can get the win,” he said.
The claret and blue have suffered a dip in form of late and the midfielder stressed the importance of getting points on the board at this stage of the campaign.
The West Brom loanee said: “I think we’ve dropped a bit in the last few games but hopefully we can put that right on Friday by getting back to winning ways. We need to achieve another run of results and I’m sure the fans will help us do that against Peterborough.”
Mark Robins’ side are currently one point above the relegation zone, with a game in hand over Crawley, who are 21st in the table. O’Neil says everyone at the club wants to “achieve safety as soon as possible and push up the league”.
He rightly pointed to the fact that ensuring their place in League One remains in the Iron’s hands and says “getting back to basics” is an important factor in staying in the division.
“As long as we start winning games we will be fine,” he said. “It’s in our own hands so we just have to go out there on Friday with confidence and no fear.”
Former Scunthorpe loanee Luke Williams will feature for Peterborough in the clash at Glanford Park, something O’Neil looks forward to.
“It’ll be nice to see him. He’s a great player and a good lad. He brings a lot to them but we understand his game and know how he operates,” he said.
The 21-year-old says, despite Peterborough’s recent managerial change and improved form, the squad does not have to care too much about what the visitors are doing and instead need to concentrate on their own game.
He added: “We have the ability to win any match in League One so we just have to get the job done and do what we’re doing sufficiently.”
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