Byrne eyes United upset
Scunthorpe captain Cliff Byrne is hopeful of causing a Carling Cup shock against Manchester United.
Last Updated: 21/09/10 1:15pm
Scunthorpe captain Cliff Byrne is hopeful of causing a Carling Cup shock against Manchester United in their third round tie.
Carling Cup holders United visit Glanford Park on Wednesday aiming to take another step in their bid to retain the trophy.
Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to ring the changes to his starting XI, but Byrne knows whoever they face will prove a major threat to the home side.
"I think if we have any chance [of winning] it is going to be at home depending on what team they send, but we feel very confident at home and if we get the crowd behind us with a full house you never know," Byrne told Sky Sports News.
"The gaffer has tried to second guess [Ferguson's selection], but whatever team comes out will be full of internationals, full of quality so we will need to be on our toes from the get go.
"We know it's going to be a tough task, but we have got a certain way of playing football and we will stick to our principles and hopefully it will be a good game for the neutral and we will come out with a positive result.
"Attack is the best form of defence that's the gaffer's outlook and us as players like to play like that.
"We will take chances, we will take risks, but you have got to give as good as you get."
Byrne is enjoying working under caretaker manager Ian Baraclough following the departure of Nigel Adkins to Southampton.
"It has been really good [under Baraclough], he is very bubbly, very enthusiastic and has got some really good ideas that he is looking to introduce slowly but surely."