Swann: Total faith in the players


Iron chairman Peter Swann has said he has “total faith” in the players, as they travel to Sheffield United this weekend within touching distance of the play offs.

Scunthorpe will have to rely on results elsewhere, but five wins on the bounce have put them level on points with Barnsley, who occupy the last play off spot on goal difference.

“At the bottom end of the league after 10 games with just 8 points, and 35 games later we sit with 71 points and an opportunity to finish the season on a high”, Swann told the official website.

“It will not be easy going to Sheffield United needing to win, but I know these players will give it everything – we can’t ask for much more”.

The Iron will be backed by over 2,300 fans at Bramhall Lane and that figure could be set to rise as the club have also requested a further allocation for the Sunday lunchtime game.

“I want to thank all the fans for supporting the club this season. I was really pleased with the turnout and support at the Port Vale game and I am even more excited about Sunday. With our ticket allocation sold out, it promises to be a fantastic day and one we hope will end with three points. A bit of luck is needed elsewhere, but what a great finish to the season”, Swann continued.

“Whatever happens we have the makings of an excellent side, a mixture of youth and experience along with a huge amount of talent augurs well for the future of Scunthorpe United.

“On to Sunday and as fans we can’t really do much more than shout and urge our lads onto victory, a victory they can bring home and set us on our way to the play offs.

“Our players are good enough to win the game, they have proved that and I have total faith in them to finish the job.”

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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