Staying up remains the only target for Brian Laws and Scunthorpe United
LEVEL-headed Brian Laws insists Scunthorpe United's sole aim for the season remains League One survival – despite the club putting together their longest winning run in almost three years.
Having gone four months without a victory at Glanford Park, the in-form Iron have now managed three in little over a week, a nine-point haul which has lifted them five points clear of the relegation zone.
Laws, while delighted with results, is keen to maintain the euphoria of the past few days.
But he is adamant no-one connected with United should get carried away, with the long-term aim for the season to ensure they don't drop back into the bottom four.
"Survival, that's it. We just want to get enough points to survive," the Iron boss told the Telegraph, when asked about what was the target for Scunthorpe, on the back of three successive wins.
"I haven't set any big targets for the players, we've just set small goals, that are achievable.
"They have never been centred on anything other than a few weeks ahead.
"You can't predict in football what's ahead of you, so we're just taking each game as it comes and the players have responded.
"The atmosphere in the dressing room is excellent, so we need to bottle what we did on Tuesday and continue in the same manner in every game."
Tuesday's 3-1 success against Carlisle earned Scunthorpe a third successive league victory for the first time since March 2010.
It was their third win on the spin at Glanford Park for the first time since 12 months earlier than that last stat, March 2009.
Whereas the previous two results, 2-1 scorelines against Portsmouth and Crawley Town, had owed as much to hard work as enterprising play, against the Cumbrians, United added style to their substance.
Laws says it has set the standard for what must follow, with another five wins in their 14 matches needed to take them to the 50-point mark usually seen as being enough for survival.
"We can't just think that that's it, that because we've won three games we should jack it in," Laws vowed.
"These are building blocks. They are only small.
"I will be very unforgiving with the players if we take our foot off the gas now.
"I don't believe we can get carried away, it's too tight.
"Yes we're moving in the right direction, but I want to just look at teams above us and ask whether we can catch them."
The Iron are in action at Yeovil Town on Saturday, a side who have won seven successive matches.