United manager Graham Alexander says his players are going into Saturday’s clash with Millwall full of belief.
Buoyed by two wins in their last three games, Alexander’s side head to the Den in good spirits, especially after Sunday’s morale boosting victory over Bradford City.
Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Alexander said: “They are of course chasing for the play-offs, and they’ll see this as a chance to take points off a rival and put some more to their tally.
“I’m trying to think back to when we had an easy game - there aren't any.
“It’ll be a tough game, but we go there with the confidence of winning two of our last three games, and being close to taking points in the other games.”
Alexander admitted the campaign has firmly reached it’s crunch point, with only a handful of fixtures remaining.
However, he stated the upcoming clashes present an opportunity to finish the season in positive fashion.
“We’re now coming into the stage of the season where there are not many games left,” he highlighted.
“The top eight are going to be playing each other most weekends, so by definition it means that teams are going to be dropping points.
“It’s important that we keep adding to our tally, and make sure we keep stepping forward. We’ve got six games to get as many points as possible.”
The first of those six fixtures comes, as previously stated, at the Den this weekend and it’s an encounter Alexander feels will be even tougher than that against the Bantams.
The Iron boss wants his squad to garner faith from taking maximum points off a Bradford side who are statistically one of the toughest outfits in the division.
“Bradford had only lost five games up until that point, and they are an extremely difficult team to beat,” Alexander explained.
“The players have got to take confidence from beating such a tough opponent, and winning a really tough game.
“However, we expect Saturday’s game to be just as hard.”
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