Scunthorpe midfielder Neal Bishop believes the chance to claim a reputable scalp in Wigan at the DW Stadium on Saturday is the perfect scenario to start a good run of form.
The Iron have won just twice in 2018 so far, and have only gained three points from the last five games.
Despite the disastrous run, Bishop is keen to keep himself and his team-mates calm – claiming they know what is needed to regain some form.
“We know things need to be addressed and addressed quickly but it is important we don’t get too negative with each other,” Bishop told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
“We will be looking at everything to try and improve our current form which we know is not good enough.
“We are frustrated but we need to take stock and look at the bigger picture.
“I am not going to sit on the fence and give a load of clichés but we are still in a good position.
“The top is out of reach but it is all to play for, for the play-off places and that is where we want to be.
“There is still 10 games left and I am confident it will change.
“We have got the right staff and a good group of players. We were disappointed how it went after the first goal on Saturday but in football there is always another game.”
Wigan may be third in League One currently, but should they win their four games in hand on Blackburn, they will leapfrog their Lancashire rivals into first.
Although he knows it will be an incredibly difficult test, Bishop sees the game as a huge opportunity for United.
“It will be a long week and we will have a few words with each other,” Bishop admitted.
“But what better place to go than Wigan.
“If you can’t look forward to going to an ex-Premier League club in a nice stadium then you shouldn’t be playing football.
“It is a game people will look at and think home win. We will be going there as underdogs but it is a game we have to relish.
“We need to summon our energy and reserves and dig ourselves out of the current blip we are in. We have enough time to put things right.
“The time for post mortems is the end of the season when it is all done and dusted. This is the time where we have to come together.” he concluded.
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