United boss Mark Robins was “made-up” with the team’s latest performance against Hartlepool and is looking forward to more hard work in the rest of pre-season.The Iron were victorious over the League Two outfit with a comfortable 4-0 success at Victoria Park on Tuesday night, with Mark pleased with the showing his team are putting on after three weeks back following the summer break.
“There’s a real desire to do well,” he told The Iron Player HD.
“Last season was tough down near the bottom of the league and we want to go about our jobs in the right way by working hard and making sure we are hard to beat. We’ve got the players that can turn in good performances.
“We want the supporters to really get behind us and follow us. The initiative of the 12th Man is really, really important for me – and it’s really important that the supporters come down and watch.
“The players will deserve that and the supporters will enjoy it and we are grateful for the support that we get. It’s expensive, so we are grateful, and it would be great to see more numbers coming to watch the team.”
The Scunthorpe manager spoke about the possibility of adding to the squad further, following nine new recruits and the way his side is taking shape ahead of the new season, which is only a little over two weeks away.
“We’ve got to be sensible,” he continued.
“I’ve already alluded to Peter and Karin Swann and their generosity, drive and ambition and we’ve tried to match that with the players we have brought in as we try to get to that level.
“There is a lot of water to flow under the bridge and there’s a lot of work still to be done. We’ve worked hard during the pre-season and it’s only been three weeks. We’ve still got a little bit of time left to work hard and get that balance between work and rest that we always talk about. That’s key, that’s important.
“The pleasing thing is that they’ve taken on board everything we’ve spoken about and there’s been energy and passion in a pre-season game which really bodes well. We talk regularly about how we want to play the game and having the confidence to do it.
“I’m really pleased with them – made up with them and we will look forward to the next friendly on Friday against Bolton Wanderers.”
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