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LAIRD WANTS VICTORY FOR TRAVELLING FANS

19 August 2015

United defender Scott Laird wants to reward the Iron supporters making the trip to Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night with a victory.

Scott says the players use the support of the fans as motivation in team talks before matches.

Scunthorpe travel to Wigan on Wednesday in high spirits after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Crewe Alexandra.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: “We know that away trips add up for supporters. They have to buy a ticket, pay for whatever mode of transport they go on and we appreciate it so much.

“We use that in our team talks because we want to reward them for all the time they put in to come and support us.

"We aren’t only trying to win the games for ourselves and the football club but also for the fans.”

Wednesday’s opponents Wigan haven’t scored in their two league matches this season, with a goalless draw at home to Doncaster on Sunday being their first point.

Scott has played in all three of the Iron’s opening matches this season and wants to add another clean sheet to the one United picked up on Saturday.

He added: “It’ll be brilliant to get our first away points and hopefully our first away clean sheet too.

“They haven’t won or scored yet so they’ll be pushing but so will we. We want to go there and dictate the play and come away with the right result.

“Everyone is trying to figure each other out at this stage so we have to go there and just worry about ourselves.

"If we just worry about ourselves, play the football we know we can play, be more solid as a unit then we can come away with the three points.”

Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Crewe, thanks to a brace from Paddy Madden, gave the Iron their first points of the campaign.

Scott was happy with the side's display but still believes there is room for improvement in their performance.

He said: “It was great to get up and running for the season. It was a good display without being too convincing and one that we can improve on.

“Our first home game brought our first clean sheet, our first win and now we are up and running.

"It gives us a good base to push on from but we know that we can get better and there are a lot of things we can improve on, but there were a lot of good things as well.”

Get behind Scott and his team mates as they look to build on their first victory of the season. You can buy tickets from the ticket office until 2pm on Wednesday or you can pay at the gate at Wigan. Click here for details.

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