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Cox previews final day

7 May 2021

First team manager Neil Cox has previewed the final game of the season, as United prepare to host Stevenage at the Sands Venue Stadium on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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Scunthorpe secured League Two safety with a 0-0 draw at Bradford City last week and Cox is looking to end on a high, with his side's first win since March 23rd.

He told iFollow Iron: "We need to finish on a positive note with a win. We got ourselves over the line last week and we're disappointed with how it's ended up because it was in our hands a long time ago, but we're safe now. We want a good performance and a win, and then will look forward to a new beginning next season.

"Alex Revell has done a brilliant job there (at Stevenage). When we went there earlier in the season, they were down there fighting with us and then went on a good run. They play exciting football in a system of 4-2-2-2, with their wide men coming into the pockets and playing down the sides. It's going to be a tough game, and we'll get ourselves organised.

"We've had a couple of hard days training and have done our preparation work today. I won't name the team until tomorrow as there are still a few knocks and bruises. We'll check up on one or two in the morning."

Plans have already turned to next season, with Cox reflecting on his first full campaign as boss of the Iron.

He said: "It has been a different one, being my first as a manager and we've had a lot to contend with, with a lot of games in a short period of time and a lot to take on.

"We'll be happy to get this final game out of the way, hopefully getting a victory, and then carry on with our work planning for next season and organising what needs to be done.

"The scouts have been out doing their work, bringing reports back for me to look at. We've been speaking to people at other football clubs, players and agents for a while now."

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