Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws insists opponents Colchester United are under most pressure
BOSS Brian Laws insists that despite Scunthorpe United being the ones in the relegation zone, opponents Colchester United are under the most pressure tomorrow.
The U's have suffered eight straight defeats, leaving them just one place and one point above the Iron in the table.
The chance to overtake them offers Laws' men a great incentive and after two successive draws United are eager to maintain that unbeaten run.
"The main incentive is to keep going in the right direction by picking up points," said the manager.
"Colchester are one of those teams nearest to us who we can actually climb over, so there's the incentive.
"A win will get us out of the bottom four, for sure, and it will put them right in the mire, so we know this is a big game. It's a big game for both teams.
"They won't want to lose that game, likewise, we've got to make sure we don't lose it either because we've got to keep on their shirttails.
"We're going into the game with confidence, knowing they're not in great form. They have conceded a lot of goals lately and haven't won for quite a while, so the pressure will be immensely on them."
Scunthorpe have put in some of their best performances on the road this season, picking up four wins compared to just one at Glanford Park.
Laws is looking for the same again and hopes to benefit from a "pretty flat" atmosphere at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
"I think the way we've been counter-attacking teams away from home has been exceptionally good and we've hurt teams," he said.
"Colchester is a big pitch and a new stadium, the atmosphere will be pretty flat, which is a benefit to us because it means they're not getting encouraged too much.
"There's a lot of pressure for both teams but I think the home team will be finding it more difficult because they're expected to go beat us.
"They know if they don't, they're in trouble."