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THE SUPPORTERS PLAY A HUGE PART

11 November 2016

Iron manager Graham Alexander has hailed the club’s travelling support, as United gear up for a third away match inside a week.

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The trip to the Ricoh Arena rounds off a week which has included trips to both Charlton Athletic and Cambridge United in the FA Cup and Checkatrade Trophy respectively, and Alexander couldn’t praise the fans highly enough.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Alexander said: “We know the part our supporters have to play. There were 86 at Cambridge, which is absolutely fantastic to see.

“It would have been easy for them to stay at home on a freezing cold night, with us already being through to the next round. However, they came down to support the boys, and that’s when you really know you’ve got great supporters around you - when they’re coming down to a game where there’s not much riding on it, but they want to see the team win.

“It’s been like that with all the away games, sometimes we’ve had over a thousand there, which has been fantastic. Sometimes we’ve had 86, which is still just as good.”

Approaching 600 tickets have been sold for this weekend’s fixture, with the Scunthorpe boss expressing his delight at the numbers that have backed the team already this season.

He explained that the Iron faithful have had a big impact on the impressive opening to the season, and added that his players definitely benefit from their support.

“We need them, we need that support. It’s definitely played a part in some of the games we’ve won this season, and we’re going to need from now until the end of the campaign,” he stated.

“We need to be heard. The players need that support behind them because there are many times where negative things happen, and if you’ve got those supporters behind you it’s great.

“You can look back at the game against Charlton, where we got beat, but they were still singing for the team and applauding at the end because they could see the effort the players put in.

“Against Cambridge, a game where we’re already through and they still support us there - that’s hardcore support, and we need that.”

Click here for ticket news and coach travel details ahead of the upcoming trips to take on Peterborough United and Rochdale.

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