Diary: Not too despondent


After a lacklustre performance at Preston, it is easy to fall into the trap of little disappointed however six points out of the last nine has been an impressive return against three good sides. It’s certainly something most fans would have taken before the Swindon game- but it needs backing up this week.

Our season won’t be defined on games against sides like Preston, but it will be defined against teams like Barnsley and Yeovil. Two home wins this week would really start to put daylight between us and the bottom four, which is more than welcome considering the amount of points clear from the drop was cut to seven points after a Coventry draw at Sheffield United.

Whilst it is pleasing to see the players still targeting the play offs, it is first and foremost a chance to bounce back and move a step closer to safety. A win tonight could move us up to 9th in the table, just two points off the top 6. It is a chance that we need to take.

No disrespect to Barnsley, but we need to be winning these games. Our visitors, despite winning at the weekend, haven’t won away for a long time and it is a great opportunity particularly now we have found a little bit of confidence playing at Glanford Park.

The argument still rumbles on as to whether fans should have to print a voucher for Saturday’s game with Yeovil to get in for a tenner (You can download it here). In case you missed it, David Beeby explained the reasons behind not allowing fans to pay on the gate in all areas of the ground yesterday, which are available on the forum.

On another note, fair play to the Iron for reacting to calls to try out some new tucker in the catering points. Pulled Pork Burgers and Pizza will be available from the catering point between the Britcon terrace and the Clugston stand tonight. You know the one, it’s the one with all those chairs on top…

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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