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A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHALLENGE

22 November 2016

Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander says there will be no change in the approach as his side gear up to visit Peterborough on Tuesday.

The Iron travel to the ABAX Stadium on the back of four consecutive League One wins – the most recent of which came in a hard-fought fashion against Oldham Athletic at Glanford Park on Saturday.

We emerged 1-0 victors through a late goal by Scott Wiseman, and Alexander says the Posh will pose a different test.



“Peterborough are a good team and, as you’ve seen over the past two weeks, our games against teams near the bottom of the table have been really tough affairs and we’ve had to graft and grind out three points in both of them,” the boss told The Iron PlayerHD.

“There are no easy games but they give you a different kind of challenge.

“The teams at the top are more likely to stick to what they do and look to win the game, especially at home, and that can create a different challenge and provide different opportunities to win the game.

“We need to concentrate on what we do well. We certainly did that in the second half on Saturday after a not so great first half. You have to give Oldham credit as well though because they caused us problems.

“The team overcame them though and worked out how to make it difficult for Oldham, and then went on to win the game.

“I was delighted with the players because it can be hard to turn a performance around but they did that ever so well and deserved the win in the end.

“We know we have to be better than the first 45 minutes though if we want to continue our good run of form.”

Training has gone well for United, who report no fresh injury worries heading into the clash with the Posh.

Alexander added: “It was very wet and cold on Monday morning, so we had to pick and choose where we could train because the pitch was a little bit underwater.

“But we did what we had to do and prepared the team for the game.

“We also got some work into the lads who haven’t played, so it was a good morning’s work – but a soggy one.”

See much more from Graham Alexander and Duane Holmes on The Iron PlayerHD.

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