Midfielder Lewis Spence is looking for the win that can spark a good table-climbing run for his side when United travel to Oldham Athletic for their first league game in three weeks this Saturday (3pm kick-off).
The 24-year-old returned to action himself for the first time in 19 days when Scunthorpe hosted Solihull Moors in the Emirates FA Cup first round on Saturday, and he provided his reaction to that.
The Scot told iFollow Iron: "I'm okay, back training now, and had the game on Sunday. I'm raring to go. The FA Cup is a big competition and you want to be in it as long as you can. To go out to a National League team was really disappointing. The goals were poor to concede - two penalties and another really sloppy one. The ones we've been letting in are petty goals.
"We want to be in every competition. As players and a club, you don't want to be out of those early on, but it's done now and it's full focus on the league now, picking up results and getting higher up the table."
Looking ahead to taking on Harry Kewell's Oldham, who sit 19th in the division, he continued: "It'll be a tough game, but they all are. We just need to stick together. We are confident as a group but we've just not been doing the basics. We need to start doing that and picking up the results. There are still a lot of games to go but, that said, it quickly runs out.
"As footballers, you get bumps in the road with injuries, suspensions and now COVID as well, but it's important we just get on with it. No excuses, crack on and play football.
"We need to start getting results, and that starts with the three points we're looking to get on Saturday.
"We haven't played many teams around us in the table yet, and this is the first one really, but they will be scrapping for their lives. We need to believe in ourselves, stick together as a team and as a club, and hopefully we can turn it around. We still have some experienced lads to come back and hopefully that will help the run-in to Christmas.
"Hopefully a good result on Saturday can push us on into Tuesday (at Port Vale). It just takes one win to spark a run, and we have Saturday-Tuesday every week just about now until Christmas. I do believe it will turn around, but again we must do the basics right to start with."
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