Laws praises Iron triumph

Boss Brian Laws felt the magnitude of Scunthorpe's 2-1 victory over Crawley could not be underestimated.

Last Updated: 09/02/13 at 19:37

Brian Laws: Delighted with three points

Brian Laws: Delighted with three points

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Iron boosted their hopes of npower League One survival by coming from behind to record back-to-back home wins for the first time for almost three years.

"I feel so sorry for the fans that it has taken so long for this club to string together two successive home wins again," said Laws. "It just shows the magnitude of this result for us."

Former Scunthorpe favourite Matt Sparrow threatened to return to haunt his old club when he fired Crawley in front in the 48th minute. But the hosts came roaring back with goals from Jimmy Ryan and centre-back Niall Canavan to snatch a 2-1 victory.

On the back of a similar result in midweek against Portsmouth, that keeps Scunthorpe just above the bottom four.

"I am delighted for the players because they got their reward for the endeavour they put in," said Laws. "They have scrapped it out against a good Crawley side who have invested well during January."

One of the players Crawley brought in was midfield man Sparrow from Brighton, who Laws gave a league debut to at Glanford Park back in 1999. And he is still a big fan of the 33-year-old, who he tried hard to bring back to the club.

"Yes, it's well known that I tried to bring Matty back here to help us. But he got a better offer financially from Crawley, it's as simple as that," said Laws.

"It was sod's law that he would either score or make a goal against us and I have total respect for him that he did not celebrate his goal.

"We could have been in front at half-time and Matt's goal came at a bad time for us. But I was delighted with the response that I got from my players. They have a belief in themselves that they can win games now."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

La Liga: Carlo Ancelotti praises 'professional' Real Madrid after 3-1 Barcelona win

Carlo Ancelotti praised Real Madrid's "unique professionalism" after they came from a goal down to beat Barcelona.

Premier League: Mauricio Pochettino says Alan Pardew deserves more respect

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits it is tough not to feel sorry for Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew.

La Liga: Luis Enrique stands by Luis Suarez selection after Barcelona defeat

Luis Enrique defended his decision to start Luis Suarez against Real Madrid after his team slumped to a 3-1 defeat.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property