Swann: Not acceptable

Chairman Peter Swann has labelled Saturday’s second half capitulation at Chesterfield “not acceptable”, as pressure seemingly mounts on Iron boss Russ Wilcox.

In a statement on the club’s official website he said: “To play poorly is an excuse, but to play and lose with a whimper, is not acceptable.

“These are professional players and Management and this is what they do for a living and as a club, we pay for a certain standard from them.

“Individuals need to step up to the plate, not in a couple of weeks, but now.

“I haven’t spent money and time to improve the club to take a step back now, it will not happen, I will not let it happen.

“Injuries have been rife, but I believe this group of players are good enough to do the job required of them. They are excellent players who have shown they can do it, supported by a Management team who give nothing less than 100%.

“Two home games in front of fans who will cheer their hearts out for them, spend good money to watch them and demand no less than 100% commitment and heart, here is an opportunity to get some pride back. ”

Swann also confirmed the Iron will hold a minutes silence for vice chairman Rex Garton ahead of the game with the Sky Blues.

“The club sees itself yet again mourning a long time servant in Rex, our vice chairman and tomorrow we will offer a minutes silence before the game, as a mark of respect”, he added.



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