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Eisa: We've shown we can pick up points against the better teams

14 February 2020

After a difficult evening on Tuesday night against Cambridge United, the Iron are looking to bounce back with a result away at table-topping Swindon Town on Saturday.

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14 February 2020

Ahead of the clash, Abo Eisa spoke to iFollow Iron, saying: “Everyone was disheartened with the way that we lost (on Tuesday)” the winger stated. “We didn’t play well, and didn’t really create anything in the game.

“Cambridge were probably more up for the fight, so we need to get back to basics and put in a good performance against Swindon.”

Last weekend – prior to Tuesday night’s disappointment – the Iron beat high-flying Cheltenham Town with a clean sheet, and Eisa knows his side are capable against anyone in the league. He said: “We tend to do well against the better teams I think, sides that want to play football so we’ll be optimistic going into the game.

“It’s often easier to raise your game against better opposition, because you want to prove a point. One way or another we’ll need to dig deep because it’ll be a tough game. Swindon are the league leaders and have got a lot of quality, but so do we.”

He added: “We don’t have any pressure on us really. Everyone outside the club will be expecting Swindon to comfortably beat us but we certainly won’t be going with that attitude, we know we can pick up points against the better teams, and we have done.”

With 13 league games left of the 2019-20 campaign, the Iron’s primary focus is secure the three points on as many occasions as possible, in order to finish the season in a strong fashion.

The Sudanese winger declared: “Our aspirations from now are to win as many games as we possibly can. We know we should be higher in the table than our position suggests at the moment, but it’s important that we keep going.”

The Iron possess a youthful set of players heading into the latter stages of the season, giving the opportunity to many at Russ Wilcox’s disposal to earn a place on the team-sheet looking forward, and fast-track their development.

“It’s a young squad,” claimed Eisa. “There will inevitably be some inconsistencies – even with me – but we just need to work hard and try to improve every single game.

“It’s a good chance for the younger lads coming through to stake their claim for this year, and hopefully the next.”

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