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Battle As We Put August Behind Us

It hasn't been the best of months for Scunthorpe as many will think we should have more points on the board and still be involved in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at least, but it is what it is, and Brian Laws knows our trip to Northampton will be a big battle as we look to make September more rewarding in the league.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the encounter, the manager said he was obviously disappointed with the midweek game, but he had to look ahead to our next encounter and take our performance levels through to it, but crucially get the result our performance deserves.

'We've got to make sure that the opportunities we get we put in the back of the net and that is the downside at the moment. They are a big side and we have to cope with that, play well and move the ball and we will be able to cause them problems.'

One bonus for Laws is he knows how they play as they don't change styles, so at least we know to expect a direct type of play and prepare accordingly.

However, as has been talked about before, Laws knows that the team still haven't properly clicked yet so whilst there have been plenty of positives in our games so far, he expects further improvement from the team and he thinks we'll be a match for anybody when we do finally gel and we click properly.

'We have been better at creating the chances in recent weeks but we know that the killer instinct is finishing them chances off - but we will get there. Other teams have got going quicker than us but I know when we get ourselves up and running we will kick on and get on a roll that will hopefully see us become a force in this league.'

Adding that he knows Sam Winnall will find the net regularly for us this campaign, and Etienne Esajas can only get better when he's properly fit and in some good form.

Our chances have been boosted with news that striker Chris Iwelumo should be fit for the game this weekend after missing our last two matches with injury.

Even if Chris does return, the manager has stressed the importance of not underestimating our opponents.

'You shouldn't underestimate anybody. Northampton had a terrific season last year and Aidy Boothroyd is a very experienced manager. It's going to be a battle and we have to be prepared for that. They might have had a slow start but they're a good team and I wouldn't take much notice of the table at this moment in time because I see them as strong contenders this season.'




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Date:Friday September 6 2013

Time: 9:51PM

 

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