Scunthorpe United’s interim manager Nick Daws hailed a hard earned 1-0 victory over Walsall at Glanford Park this weekend.
The Iron struggled to break down a resolute Walsall defence, but found the breakthrough they needed in the closing stages as Ryan Yates headed home a Conor Townsend cross.
And Daws was delighted that his side held on for three precious points and moved three points clear of Plymouth Argyle in 7th place.
“It was a really hard-earned win. Credit to Walsall because they did make it difficult for us and worked their socks off”, Daws told the press.
“We knew with the performances we’ve produced in open spaces, the opposition would look at us and think how they’re going to stop that.
“A point would have been a good point for them at the end of today in the grand scheme of things. They challenged us and played direct.
“We got that one really good opportunity later on in the game and we took it. That’s the reality of football at every level.”
Daws’, whose side face manager-less MK Dons this weekend also singled out substitutes Lee Novak and Cameron McGeehan for praise and you can take advantage of the fantastic offers on UK free bets ahead of the game at Stadium MK.
“Cameron McGeehan and Lee Novak came on, and Novs held the ball up incredibly well, using his vast experience against two young centre-halves, while Cameron made a massive impact in the game.
“Credit to the supporters, they stuck behind us and we gave them their reward in the end but probably what we didn’t give them was enough to shout about and really get behind us.”