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SWINDON TOWN: Laws unsure of Swindon's mentality
SCUNTHORPE manager Brian Laws is unsure how Swindon Town’s players will approach tomorrow’s critical League One clash.
Having secured a play-off place last week with a win over Stevenage, Swindon are playing for league position and possible second-leg home advantage when they go to Glanford Park this weekend.
Scunthorpe, on the other hand, must win to avoid relegation to League Two and hope that Colchester lose at Carlisle.
Regardless of Town’s mentality, however, Laws wants his squad to focus on their task in hand.
“It’s still Paolo Di Canio’s side and they’ve got a strong squad of players,” he said. “I thought it was important I got to see them with the new manager in charge so I watched them against MK Dons. I’ve got to say they were very unlucky to lose.
“They are a good strong side, but it will be interesting to see how they approach this game.
“I know they will be looking to try to go into the play-offs with some positivity, but I’m also sure there will be one or two players who are mindful about not picking up an injury.
“They’ve got some big games coming up and they’ll want their best players available for those games, no matter what anyone says.
“Who knows what their attitude towards the game will be? The one thing we have to do is be very positive in our own approach.
“We won’t concentrate on Swindon’s strengths, we’ll concentrate on our own and do the best we can to get the right result.
“If everybody is on their game, we’ve got a good chance.”
The Iron go into Saturday's game hoping to welcome back several players who have all been struggling with knocks in recent weeks.
Laws will ask those who have been carrying minor injuries to play through the pain barrier in the hope 'adrenaline' will get them through.
Likely to come back into contention are full-back Eddie Nolan (calf), winger Andy Barcham and striker Akpo Sodje (both thigh injuries), but all three may have to settle for a place on the bench, with United expected to stick with the same starting XI that won 1-0 at MK Dons last weekend.
Definitely absent will be former Robins defender Callum Kennedy (torn hamstring) and midfield duo Damien Mozika and Josh Walker, all of whom are long-term casualties.
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