Swann plans to back McCall as the Iron target the play-offs


Scunthorpe chairman Peter Swann says he will back Stuart McCall in January, in a bid to push for a play-off spot.

Swann said was happy with recent improvements under new boss Stuart McCall and is confident the Iron will be in the mix at the end of the season with a few additions in the January transfer window.

“It’s going to take us a little bit of time, but the idea is to keep in touch as much as we can with the top six and bring in a few bodies in January and strengthen”, Swann told BBC Radio Humberside

“We have already got targets planned and looking at how we can strengthen the side.

“We can mix it with the better teams in League One. Peterborough are one of the bigger spenders and we are only 10 points behind. I don’t think that is too bad to be honest.”

When discussing the summer recruitment, Swann bemoaned the lack of players available but said he was happy with the business the club had done.

“The business we have done has been excellent. We did the best that we could at that time. We are not very far away.

“There has been no change in the budget, the problem is the availability of the players, but I promise the fans we will be there or there about at the end of the season

“A lot of the Championship clubs have been under the Financial Fair Play which means they have kept lot of their squad and that has filtered it’s way down.

“We are lacking because of the quality of players that have been available. This side hasn’t done so bad in the last eight or ten weeks or so. We are still learning and I think we will be ok.

“We have put a lot of money in the football club. We have kept ourselves in the top seven in League One when the top teams have a budget of £10, 11 or 12 million. It’s only about fractions. We’ve lost out in the play offs to the team that finally went up.

“We are looking at players for January. We have a few targets that we would like.

“I’m hoping these players will make it very difficult for us to bring players in thats the idea. But we will strengthen the side but they have to be quality for them to come in and represent the football club.”

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Written by Will Montag

Will Montag is an English Literature graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an avid reader of fiction, and a lifelong Iron fan. Will enjoys various outdoor pursuits in his spare time.

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