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Have Scunny Thrown In The Towel?

Have Scunny Thrown In The Towel?

Is the writing already on the wall for Scunthorpe?

Here at Vital Colchester, we predicted before the Leyton Orient game the other week that just three more points could see the U's safe with the difficult run-ins faced by the other sides.

To us, Scunthorpe were likely to pick up four or five more points... but we had four of those points down from their games against Bury and Preston - they have picked up none from either game.

With the Iron requiring six points from their final two games and for the U's to lose both (even a point would likely keep up Joe Dunne's men on goal difference), the odds are hugely stacked against Brian Laws' men who have picked up four points from their last nine games.

The Iron travel to MK Dons on Saturday before a final day showdown with Swindon, and Laws already has the air of resignation about him whilst speaking to the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

'It would take a miracle,' said Laws on their chances of overturning the five point deficit on the U's.

'We're going to need a fundamental cock-up from other and teams and some real quality from us.

'It's been woeful. We're heading towards League Two and, with performances like that, you can understand why.'

Although Laws appears to have accepted his side's fate, it is still mathematically possible - here's hoping it isn't by five o'clock on Saturday!


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Writer:Colchester Dan
Date:Thursday April 18 2013
Time: 4:40PM

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