With the Sky Bet League One season firmly at the business end, United boss Graham Alexander states his players still have a fantastic chance to achieve something special.
Alexander’s team host Bolton Wanderers at Glanford Park this Saturday, and the United manager is looking for a repeat of recent home performances when they face the Trotters.
Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Alexander said: “In the last two games here at Glanford Park, against two very good teams in Rochdale and Bradford City, we’ve had two very good victories.
“We have to take the positives from that, and there are other positives from this season.
“We’re still here fighting, we’re still a good team, we’ve still got good players, and we have to show that when the game kicks off on Saturday.
“We’ve done a lot of good things this season, and we’ve still got a great opportunity in front of us. We’ve got five games, which gives us the chance to get more than enough points to be in the promotion shake up.
“We've been a part of that all season, and worked extremely hard to be a part of too.”
After losing out at Millwall last weekend, Alexander says the squad have responded as he would have expected.
“The players have thrown themselves into the work and the training, because it was a disappointing day for us last Saturday,” Alexander declared.
“The best response to that is to come back in and throw yourself into the work.
“There’s been a determination from the players in training to show themselves and everyone that they’re good players and they care about their jobs.”
On the injury front, Alexander revealed none of those on the sidelines have come back into contention for selection, with Harry Toffolo also being ruled out of this Saturday’s encounter.
“No one has returned into training from the previous squad, and Harry Toffolo picked up a thigh strain on Tuesday (which will keep him out for 7-10 days),” he revealed.
“We’ve got enough to put a good team out, and we’ve got young players who are desperate for their opportunity.
“Charlie Goode and Tom Hopper had their operations this week, which both went well, but they’re off until next Monday, because they can’t do anything.
“Luke Daniels is still very sore from his broken rib, so he’s off until next Monday as well.”
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