Iron striker Richie Bennett previews tomorrow's National League North encounter against Chester as united look to make it back-to-back league wins.
Two weeks on from Scunthorpe’s crucial 1-0 win over promotion challengers Brackley Town, Bennett reflected on the fixture and the day itself: "It was a great day. There were a lot of fans here and a real buzz around the place.
"I thought we played well during the game and gave it our all throughout so hopefully we can kick on from there."
The score line against the Saints was determined via a magnificent free-kick strike from Jacob Butterfield, but an equally important clean sheet was gained by the Iron and Bennett expressed his opinions: "It’s something to build on given we haven’t had one for a while and it meant a great deal to everyone that we were able to come out with the three points.
"There’s been a lot of noise around the club, so us as players have tried to ignore it, get our heads down and concentrate on the result which like I said was a big one for us and everyone who’s been working hard behind the scenes."
The result against Brackley meant that the Iron cancelled out their longest wait without for a win this campaign, but with a long break in between fixtures Bennett gave an insight on what training has been like in preparation: "It’s been a good week from which we’ve learnt a lot so hopefully that will ensure that both individually, and as a team we are more prepared for the game against Chester.”
Tomorrow’s opponents are one of the National League North's biggest outfits who are backed by a large fanbase that’s seen its own share of turmoil throughout recent years. Bennett showed his anticipation to play in front of a passionate sell-out crowd: “It should be good; our fanbase follow well everywhere they go, and it really does help all of us players as it gives us a little lift whenever we need it.”
Having found himself in and around the starting XI recently, Bennett expressed his feelings about the healthy competition within Jimmy Dean’s United squad. “Nobody’s place is safe within the squad that we’ve got given the players that we’ve got, so we’ve got to keep performing and if we don’t then there’s always going to be players there to take our shirt."