Iron winger Andy Dales believes that the Scunthorpe squad have the ability to start climbing up the League One table again after getting back on track with a 2-1 victory away at Bristol Rovers last weekend.
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The 24-year-old reflected back on the game at the Memorial Stadium and told iFollow Iron: “I think as an overall performance from a team perspective, we played really well.
“To put the display on that we did, it felt really good to get the away win. All of the lads worked really hard to get the three points and I think we deserved it.”
Following on from the success last time out, Dales knows that putting together a string of good performances will only add to the dressing room confidence as the Iron look to make it back-to-back wins for the first time since September.
He added: “The team always has a good spirit and it has done since I have been here. It doesn’t matter if we win or lose, the team belief is really good, but because we’ve managed to put a few wins together, it lifts us even more and we’ve seen that in the last couple of weeks.”
The attacker also thinks that the team can start to kick on, as they look to ascend up the table and keep the current momentum going.
He went on to say: “This squad can go as high as we want it to go. As long as we get the luck of the draw at times, I think our ability can help us push on up the league more, which is where I think that we should be.”
High-flying Portsmouth are the next opponents for the Iron when they make the journey from the South Coast to Glanford Park on Saturday.
Scunthorpe have a decent record against Pompey of late, having not lost against them since 2012 and they will be hoping for more of the same this time around.
When previewing the fixture, the winger stated: “They are a decent footballing side, which has been shown by the fact that they have only lost one game in the whole of the season so far.
“We know that it isn’t going to be easy, but no match in this league is - no matter who you are playing, whether that’s bottom of the table or the top.
“However, with the ability that we have as a squad, there’s no reason why we can’t go out there on Saturday and put on a performance so that we can get all three points.”
Talking about his final thoughts, he added: “We’ve got to work hard like we always have been doing and hopefully we can get the victory with the crowd behind us - getting that win for them and for us too.”
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