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WE KNOW THE QUALITY WE HAVE IN THE SQUAD

7 October 2016

United manager Graham Alexander says he’s expecting a “competitive” encounter when Northampton Town visit Glanford Park this Saturday.

Like Scunthorpe, the Cobblers have began the new campaign strongly (with them currently sitting fifth in the League One table), and Alexander believes it’ll be a tough test.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Alexander said: “It’ll be a competitive game.

“Northampton have been on a fantastic run for probably the last 14 months, if you go back to the start of last season.

“The group which won League Two is mainly the same. They’ve continued that record into this season, so it’ll be a tough fixture.

“I’ve come up against Rob Page's teams a couple of times, and they’re always competitive games, very hard-working outfits, but with very good players within them.”

Reflecting on the midweek Checkatrade Trophy victory over Shrewsbury Town, Alexander spoke of his elation at the performance his players put in during the 90 minutes.

The 2-0 win secured United’s progression to the next round of the Checkatrade Trophy - an achievement he was delighted with.

“It was great to see,” he stated.

“It’s always important when you go over that white line that you do the best for yourself and for the team, and for the supporters.

“I thought everyone did that. It was a really good win, a really efficient victory against a strong Shrewsbury team.

“We know the quality we have in the squad, and it was important those players went out and showed they’re near the level that’s pushing the boys in the first team.”

See much more from Graham Alexander, Luke Daniels and Duane Holmes on the Iron PlayerHD.

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