Date: 25th September 2015 at 4:16pm
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Manager Mark Robins has said that he feels Scunthorpe are not far from where they need to be ahead of this weekend’s game against Southend United.

With Scunthorpe still searching for their first three points away from home in 2015-16, Robins said he feels facing off against the newly promoted side will be the perfect chance to get our away form up and running properly this year.

Speaking to the Official Site in his pre game press conference, Robins explained.

‘We’re looking for our first three away points. We keep saying the same things, we’re not far away and it certainly can’t keep dragging on. I’m confident that things will turn around, but we’ve got to make it happen. There’s no better time to make it happen than this weekend. It’s a difficult place to go and play at anytime, but for us it’s a good opportunity to go and play without any fear and go to try and get the three points.’

Following on from the two one defeat to Rochdale last weekend, Robins also knows the players want to give a reaction because he didn’t feel there was much between the sides, and the player felt they deserved to come away with at least a point from the match.

‘We’ve done pretty well in the game on Saturday again, not really looked under any threat and all of a sudden we concede a goal. We get back into the game and work hard to do that, then switch off from a cross. So we’ve got to get tighter.’

That will certainly apply to Southend as Robins knows they carry threats of their own.

‘They work hard and we’ve got to try and match that work rate. I think they’ve got some good players in the side, with Mooney and Hunt up front. They look like they’re in decent form, and they’ve got some decent players. So we’ve got to be ready for that test.’

Robins did admit that whilst there were plenty of positives to be taken from our start to the season, the fact results haven’t matched those positives means they can be often difficult to see, but he remains confident about the group and a good season ahead for us nontheless.

‘There’s a lot of positives to take, it’s just difficult to focus on those at the moment. We’ve got to look at the other side of it and put that right. We’ve good players, I know I keep saying it saying it week in week out. But you’ve got to go out and let people know that you’re a good player by doing the right things. We’ve got to change the mindset a little bit and stop thinking we’re good players and do the ugly side of the game better.’


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