Swann confident of survival

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The Scunthorpe chairman Peter Swann has called for Iron fans to keep the faith on the back of a disappointing month, which has seen the club slip to just one point clear of the relegation zone.

He said in a statement on the official website: “Disappointing as the last seven games have been, we must remember where we were in the league not long ago,” he said in a statement.

“Bottom of the league and floundering, the new management team picked us up and got us to a point where we felt we could reach for the play-offs.

“Unfortunately, our recent run of games without a win has just made life a little more difficult, but I am certain we can turn this around.

“If we ever were going to have a blip and run like this, now is the time to have it, with 10 games to go, all is still in our own hands.

“The management and players’ attitude is excellent and they will ensure we get through these remaining games and consolidate our position in this league.

“Our aim at this club is to get some consistency both on and off the field and with that want, we must have patience.

“I have begun to change the way we do things here at the club and I have done that with the future in mind, so on the field we just need to knuckle down to the basics and grind out a few results and this team will do that.

“Off the field I am delighted to have appointed Jim Rodwell as our CEO, someone I have known for a few years, who has the drive and determination to get us up and operational in the new stadium.

“This period in our history gives us the opportunity to ensure we have a thriving and successful football club which not only has ambition on the pitch, but a new business ethic off it.

“Everybody will be nervous, it is human nature, whether that is due to results or the move to a new home, but we expect every one of us to give 100 per cent and if we do, we will succeed.

“I truly believe we have the players, management, staff and fans to help us do this, so lets get it done!”

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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