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19 April 2016

Iron manager Graham Alexander is relishing another match as United return to Glanford Park under the floodlights on Tuesday evening.

Bury are the visitors following their slender 1-0 victory over Swindon Town at the weekend, while Alexander is looking to make it three home wins on the bounce since taking charge of the side.

"It's a quick turnaround so we have limited time with the players," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"That's English football and it's what it is about. We've got what we wanted into the players and we've looked after them physically because the exertions are quite heavy.

"We're well prepared and the players are looking forward to the game. It was a good win on Saturday and we pulled the game around after not beginning too well."

Bury arrive at Glanford Park on the back of two successive 1-0 victories - against Doncaster Rovers and Swindon Town respectively - yet without a win in six prior to those two games.

"We're in for a tough game," he continued.

"Crewe haven't been in good form at all and gave us a really tough game. We look at performances, strengths and weaknesses more than results and Bury have got some really good players and a lot of experience in the major positions in the team.

"We know of their strengths but we like to look at our own team and make sure we perform to our maximum and when we do, we know we can beat anyone in this league.

"That's the key for me. We have to maintain our performance levels and whichever opponent we come up against, if we play right we have got a great chance of winning."

The Iron are unbeaten in eleven at Glanford Park, last tasting defeat on home soil against Sheffield United before Christmas. It's a run the United boss is keen to continue to the end of the season and beyond.

"If we want to be a successful team, we have to make Glanford Park a hard place to come," he said.

"It's only been two (home) games since I came in, but both have been really good performances. Six goals against Swindon was superb and then beating second-in-the-table Burton with clean sheets in both.

"Those performances don't earn us any points tomorrow. We have to press all the reset buttons and do everything again and make sure we have the right mentality and compete from minute one to play.

"We've certainly got the quality within our squad, but you have to do all the dirty work first to give yourself a basis and make sure you go on and win the game.

"When we've done that, we've picked up results."

See much more from manager Graham Alexander and Neal Bishop previewing the home fixture with Bury on The Iron PlayerHD.

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