Gilks urges Scunthorpe team mates to believe they can win promotion


Scunthorpe United goalkeeper Matt Gilks has urged his teammates to believe that they can achieve promotion from League One this season.

The Iron bounced back from a poor run of form with a late 2-1 win over Peterborough United last weekend and Gilks is hoping the win over the Posh will give Scunthorpe a kick-start in their quest for promotion.

“We believe we are good enough but do we really believe inside every player that we can win this league”, Gilks told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

“If we believe 100 per cent that we can come in, work hard, not get beaten and really believe we can get out this league then we probably will do.

“We have enough quality in the dressing room to do that.

United’s stopper admitted that defeats to Wigan, Shrewsbury and Rotherham were far from ideal but pointed to the fact they sit level on points with Blackburn, who occupy the final play off spot, as reason not to be too downhearted.

“If you get two or three wins you are right back up there”, Gilks continued.

“We are level on points with the play-offs and when you look at it like that, it is not such a dire situation.

“We are still only 15 games into the season and we need to get back to what we do best which is working hard.”

“You have to have that belief in the changing room and in everyone’s ability to win football matches.”

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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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