Brian Laws watches Notts County after seeing Scunthorpe United's game at Bury fall victim to weather
MANAGER Brian Laws hopes Scunthorpe United will benefit from having had an extra day’s rest when they resume their quest for League One survival at the weekend.
The Iron boss said he was ‘disappointed’ by the fact his side’s game at Bury last night was postponed six hours before kick-off because of a frozen pitch at Gigg Lane.
But he insisted there were some positives to come out of the situation, notably the fact that the United squad, of which several players had been carrying minor knocks, got a night off.
“In the players’ mindset, and with the way they had been approaching this game, they were very much looking forward to it,” Laws told the Telegraph.
“They knew it was going to be a very, very tough one, but I felt we were in good shape going into it.
“If there are any positives to come out of the situation it’s that there were a few teams whose games were also off, so it didn’t affect our league position as such.
“It was a late call, but seeing Oldham’s game (against Hartlepool) called off in the morning suggested to us that it would be in some kind of danger as Bury is only a few miles up the road.
“It gave us an opportunity though to allow the players more time to rest and recover and now we prepare for Saturday’s game at Notts County.
“It will hopefully help us that we’ve had more rest than them.”
Instead of being in the Gigg Lane dugout, Laws was in the Meadow Lane crowd last night, watching Notts County go down to a 1-0 defeat against Preston North End.
It was the Magpies’ first loss in front of their own fans since New Year’s Day, but the pressure appears to be growing on their interim manager Chris Kiwomya, who has won only two of his nine games since being promoted to the role in the wake of Keith Curle’s sacking.