Scunthorpe defender David Mirfin says the Sky Bet League One campaign is now getting to the crunch point.
The Iron host Bradford City on Sunday and, in Mirfin’s eyes, now is the time where a run of wins can really transform a season.
Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Mirfin said: “It’s getting to the stage of the season now where we’re going to be saying it (that all games are big), no matter who we’re playing.
“Teams are fighting at the bottom, teams are fighting to get in the play-offs or stay in there and go higher.
“As a group of players we’ve got to stick together, work hard on the training ground, and put things right.
“We need to start on Sunday making sure that we’re getting three points from every game and, not just saying it, but actually going out and doing it.”
United head into the game after over a full week’s preparation - something which the centre-back states has been hugely beneficial.
“It’s nice to have a full week where we can concentrate on the game, and work on things,” declared Mirfin.
“That’s probably been frustrating for the management and stuff, because we have got things to work on, but we haven’t had a chance to.”
Mirfin has been ever-present since returning from a foot injury sustained against Coventry City in mid-November but, while he admitted it’s naturally pleasing to be back playing, the former Huddersfield Town man insisted getting back to winning ways is his main priority currently.
“I had the mentality that I would come in and help the team out at the back, and then hopefully build on that with results,” he stated.
“However that’s not happened, and personally it’s been very frustrating that it hasn’t.
“Any player now wants to be there to help out the team in whichever way they can. The best way to do that is being fit and available for games.
“I can say that in every game I’m giving my all and working as hard as I can. Hopefully that’s rubbing off and hopefully the fans can see we’re working as hard as we can, it’s just little errors that are costing us at the moment.”
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