United defender Scott Wiseman has called for his side to bounce back from Saturday’s result and aim for a cup run this season, prior to tonight’s Capital One Cup clash with Barnsley.The Iron suffered an opening day defeat at Burton Albion but a quick turnaround in fixtures has given them a swift opportunity to get back to the winning ways that occurred throughout pre-season.
The Tykes travel to Glanford Park for the first round of the cup competition on Tuesday night and Wiseman has revealed that he and the Iron camp are taking this competition as seriously as they can be.
He said: “The cup run can be as big as anyone wants it to be. We’ve all seen the ties that can come out of it, especially the glory ones, and for Scunthorpe to be a part of that would be fantastic.
"We should always be looking to go as far as we possibly can in the competition, as all clubs should be.
"I don’t like teams that take these competitions lightly because it’s an opportunity for another game, more experience and the club to do well.”
“It was fantastic to get my first competitive outing for the team on Saturday. It was hard for me because I hadn’t featured much in pre-season because I had a hip injury so my fitness was a bit lacking but I was glad to get 90 minutes on the board.
"We’ve had time to reflect on the weekend, we’ve learnt our lessons and now we can move forward.”
The 29-year-old is a former Barnsley player, having made over 100 appearances for the club between 2011 and 2014.
In addition to this evening's Capital One Cup match, Barnsley will also face another trip to Glanford Park in the Johnstones Paint Trophy, following Saturday’s first round draw.
This means that the South Yorkshire club will be facing up against Scunthorpe United another three teams following tonight’s game.
Gibraltar international Wiseman says that they are expecting Barnsley to be fired up for the game following their 3-1 defeat to Chesterfield on Saturday.
He added: “We’re going to be playing Barnsley a minimum of four times this year so it’s going to be interesting.
"They’re a tough team and we know what we’re expecting to play against. I’m sure they’ll be saying the same things to each other that we are because of their result at the weekend and it’s a test we are fully prepared for.
"It’s nice to have another game now that we can reset on and fully focus our attentions on that game.
"It’ll be the first time that I’ll be playing in front of my own fans at Glanford Park too and it’s nice that it is coming against one of my own clubs.”
The match is the first home game of the season for the Iron and is the first of consecutive matches at Glanford Park, with a League One visit from Crewe Alexandra awaiting on Saturday afternoon.