David Prutton: Players and fans must work together to help improve Scunthorpe United's results
Midfielder David Prutton has called on players and fans to work together to help improve Scunthorpe United's home form.
The Iron have picked up four points in their last two away games, but have only a draw against Sheffield United to show for their efforts at Glanford Park this term.
It is something, as manager Alan Knill has acknowledged, that has been an issue for a number of seasons, but Prutton sees no reason why it can't be turned round – starting against Colchester United on Saturday.
"There's no real kind of worry there or apprehension," said the on-loan Sheffield Wednesday player.
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"You look at the United game and a draw against one of the better teams is seen as all doom and gloom.
"It's perspective. It's being in a position where everyone's on the same page and everyone's rooting for each other.
"It's a two-way thing.
"Fans come and want to see good football and footballers want fans to make a lot of noise. It is a two-way thing.
"If one happens, the other happens and round and round it goes.
"We've both got jobs to do, being a part of Scunthorpe United, playing as well as you can and being as noisy as you can."
Given the three results United have put together, Prutton says there is cause for optimism.
The arrival of a handful of new players, most notably front pair Leon Clarke and Karl Hawley, have helped improve the Iron's fortunes.
And with a little bit more time, the 30-year-old is confident there is more still to come.
"I think we're getting there, slowly, but surely," said Prutton.
"It's not been the easiest start to the season, but perspective and a bit of patience – not only for ourselves but from ourselves and everyone involved and those who come to watch – hopefully will bode good results.
"New players take time to bed in, but look at the way Clarkey and Karl have been playing together, it's very encouraging – and the attacking prowess of Mark Duffy at the moment.
"There are a lot of things to be very, very positive about.
"We needed to gel quickly, to be fair.
"It's an easy dressing room to come into because they're all good lads.
"Having been in several dressing rooms, you've got more of an affinity and a spirit with people you genuinely want to do well with.
"It's very early days and we're still nowhere near any kind of position we'd want to be in, but it's moving in the right direction.
"It's perhaps baby steps moving into bigger steps."