Alexander targets three points at Posh


Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander says his team are only focused on this weekend’s game against Peterborough, despite sitting just four points outside the League One play off places.

A win against Peterborough would strengthen the Iron’s chances of a late push, but the United boss is refusing to get carried away and hopes he has instilled the same mindset into the players.

He told the Scunthorpe Telegraph: “I know where we are but it is irrelevant to me at the moment because the focus is on Saturday’s game.

“Hopefully the players are in the same mindset, but we will make it clear to them what our thought process is and it is all about Peterborough.

“The target is three points from the next game.

“People will get bored of me saying it but you can only focus on the next game. It is simple as that.

 “You can half plan ahead with your timetable but we don’t analyse any opposition until we’ve played the previous game.

“The target is three points and if we get that we will repeat that target and that is how it goes.

“It is how I see football. It is about the next game and that is the most important one.

“It is hard to ignore the league table but I don’t look at who is playing who, I just look at the performance level of my team.”

Defender David Mirfin is fit to play after suffering a head injury against Bury in midweek, but midfielder Jamie Ness will continue his spell on the sidelines.

“David has got a gash on his head but he has been through worse and he will be there to compete on Saturday,” Alexander said.

“He is an experienced warrior and that is what we need on Saturday because we will be tested so we need Mirf to be at his best.”

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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