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6 February 2015

Iron boss Mark Robins sent out a rallying cry to the people of Scunthorpe to turn out in their numbers for the remaining home matches.

United have 11 important home games left, starting with Saturday's clash against Oldham Athletic at Glanford Park.

Talking on The Iron Player on Thursday, Robins spoke about the terrific mood within the players, coaching staff and the club in general, and praised the Iron faithful who made the trip to London on Saturday when we recorded a fantastic 4-1 away win.

Robins said: “Confidence is good, but I think the important thing around here is that the general feeling is good.

"I think the confidence is growing within the camp, but I think the feel good factor around the club has started to grow.

"We are really grateful for anyone who comes to watch, the support has been fantastic and the away support is growing.

"The away support at Leyton Orient last week was fantastic. If we could maybe galvanise that and get more through the turnstiles at home, it makes such a big difference.”

Robins added: “It’s a good time to be involved, it’s a good time to come down and watch, the players are doing really well and really would deserve playing in front of a full house.

"I’d love people to come in and watch that, and while we can’t get away from the fact that is expensive to watch football these days, if anyone could afford that and come down and watch us it would be terrific.”

Robins also praised the chairman and the board of directors for helping to build such a strong and competitive team over the past few months, and giving Robins himself the support to change things on the pitch.

Robins said: “The chairman and the board dig deep. They’ve been really, really good and supportive, and we have to make sure we balance the books.

"We have to make sure we eventually get a sustainable club where we can generate money from within it.

"That’ll happen over a period of time, but as mentioned we are so grateful to anyone who can come and watch us.

"The supporters are fantastic, things are growing and the confidence in the team is growing, but also the supporters are enjoying it, there’s no doubt about it."

Robins rounded off by claiming the uplifting spirit around the club will only improve with plans to build and construct a new stadium on the horizon, but he’s hoping to fill the seats in the current stadium first.

Robins stated: “There’s a feel good factor around the place, and everything is aligned to the stadium move and the regeneration of that area can only bode well and stand us in good stead.

"I’ll be delighted if we got a few more through the turnstiles and we’d welcome them with open arms.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Kevin van Veen, Ned Kelly, Jordan Clarke and Neal Bishop on The Iron Player.

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