'We have to keep on improving' - Alexander

Image source: Damon Campion/ Scunthorpe United

Iron manager Graham Alexander has been left feeling content by his side's start to the season, but admits they must keep improving each week.

Two draws from two, both 1-1, have left mixed feelings among the Iron fan-base, as the team sit in 16th.

There were plenty of positives to take from Saturday's draw at Spotland, when compared to the disappointing season opener against AFC Wimbledon a week earlier, however, and Alexander agreed.

“I am content with the start but not overly happy,” Alexander said. “But there are signs of improvement."

Alexander admits the formation thus far has been experimental, but hopes to now have a settled way of how he wants his team to play.

“We experimented with the line-up and this is the start of how we want to go on. We want to really settle the players down and work from this point. 

“I know we can improve from now on. I have been delighted with the players so far but we have got to strive to improve each week.”


Graham Alexander and Keith Hill shake hands after the game on Saturday. Image source: Damon Campion




The 45-year-old was impressed with the way his side performed on Saturday, against a Dale side who very rarely lose at home.

“I was delighted with the response of the players on Saturday because it was always going to be a test after Tuesday. 

“We knew we would be up against it but it shows we’ve got real conscientious players that want to win games.”

Saturday will provide a stiff test for Alexander and his men, as they welcome table-toppers Oxford United to Glanford Park, who have won 2-0 and 3-0 against Oldham and Portsmouth, respectively, so far.

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