Midfielder Matthew Lund knows it’s important the Iron record some positive results heading into Christmas and the New Year.
United host Gillingham at Glanford Park on Saturday in Sky Bet League One where they will be looking to improve their home form.
Lund recognises the importance of picking up results over Christmas, but he is also disappointed to be out of the Emirates FA Cup after last Sunday’s narrow 1-0 defeat at Shrewsbury.
The 28-year-old told iFollow Iron: “It was disappointing to go out and missing the late penalty to get the replay, is gutting.
“We have got to focus on the league now and try to pick up some results over Christmas.
“If we manage to do that, it will definitely take us up the league.”
Stuart McCall’s side has been impacted by injuries recently, but Lund knows that the team need to stick together.
“The team has been flipped and changed so it hasn’t been easy for the manager, so hopefully we can get a team together, working towards Saturday and get a result,” said Lund.
“We need to all work together and get a result because it is a big game for us and a big game for Gillingham as well.”
The Gills have the same amount of points as the Iron in the League One standings.
On the opposition, Lund said: “I know they have been up and down like us with results. They have had some really good results and then some disappointing ones as well.
“With this league, you have to be very consistent and I don’t think us two teams have been.
“They are going to be competitive with strong, physical players. They are always a difficult team to play against, but if we can match them for that, get the crowd on our side and get the first goal, it would be good for us.
“It will be an interesting game and we will be right up for it.”
Tom Eaves, who has previously played with Lund, is the current joint-top scorer in the division and will be a threat on Saturday afternoon.
“I have played with Tom at Bristol Rovers and was with him at Crewe as a kid also,” explained Lund. “He is a handful, but we can deal with him because we have got big centre halves. I think we will be fine.”
The Iron come into the game after three straight defeats and Lund wants his side to improve their home form.
He said: “It is crucial because I don’t think we have won enough at home.
“If you can win your home games and get some consistent form, it puts you in a good position in the league.”
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