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IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW IT COMES SOMETIMES

3 February 2017

Frontman Craig Davies believes Saturday’s opponents Southend United will provide a stern challenge.

Scunthorpe travel to Roots Hall with the intention of retaining top spot in Sky Bet League One, and the Welshman feels he and his team-mates will have to be at their best to come away with the maximum points.

Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Davies said: “It’s going to be a good game and a good test for us.

“They’re doing really well at the moment as well, as are we. It’ll be a good game, and hopefully we can get a positive result.

“I went there last year (with Wigan Athletic) and it was a tough place, the wind was blowing hard also.

“They’ve got a good team, so it will be a tough game.”

The Iron go into the match on the back of three successive league victories, with the most recent of those coming in last weekend’s win over Port Vale at Glanford Park.

Graham Alexander’s men showed terrific spirit to come from behind twice to defeat the Valiants - a trait Davies states is valuable over the course of a long season.

“It doesn’t matter how it comes sometimes - you’ll take it,” he stated.

“They came here definitely not to just turn up, they came to get something for sure, and they made it hard for us.

“With a bit of graft throughout the game, we all managed to turn it around and get a good result.

“Sometimes you have to graft and grind games out, and sometimes you’re going to get games where you win 3-0 or 4-0.”

Davies made his first league start in Saturday’s success, and certainly made his presence felt. However, the former Wigan Athletic man is adamant his performances will only continue to improve.

“It went okay, I feel like on a personal note I can do a lot better, and I’m sure I will,” insisted Davies.

“I’ve played against Ivan (Toney) before - he’s a good player. You only have to look at the fact he got a move from Northampton to Newcastle.

“He’s also done well in training, and it was good to play with him.”

See much more from Craig Davies and Graham Alexander on The Iron PlayerHD.

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