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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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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