Barron insists Greens are too good to go down
FORWARD Jake Barron says the Greens will resist the temptation to focus on their crunch clash with Syston in favour of trying to upset the form book this coming weekend.
Scunthorpe are currently six points behind the Leicestershire side, who are directly above the relegation zone, ahead of their visit to Barkby Road in a fortnight's time.
With the Greens' Notts, Lincs and Derbyshire rivals Derby and Mansfield destined for the drop (barring an incredible turnaround between now and the end of the season), it is a match which could well prove decisive in who joins them in Level Six next season.
First-up though is a clash with promotion hopefuls Sutton Coldfield at Heslam Park on Saturday and while a much-needed victory may be a tall order, the opportunity to at least pick up two bonus points has to be the focus.
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"It is a massive cliche, but you have to take each game as it comes," said Barron, who is on loan to Scunthorpe from Championship side Nottingham Rugby.
"If you start looking too far ahead you forget about the weekend that is coming up.
"Syston will be a massive game for us, a must-win one. But we've said that too many times this season – we've walked off the pitch so many times saying 'we should have won that'.
"We're too good a side to be going down. When we play well, we play really well. We play well as a team and with an attractive style of rugby that we all enjoy playing.
"We don't deserve to go down and I have every confidence in the players that we won't."
Relegation for the Greens would seemingly rule out the possibility of Barron returning to Heslam Park for a third season.
"Nottingham have said as long as we're playing National League rugby and I'm getting regular starts, it's a brilliant experience for us," said the 21-year-old, a former member of the academies at Leicester and Doncaster.
"Next season is a long way away; for now I'm just trying to keep Scunthorpe away from relegation."