League Two: Scunthorpe manager Russ Wilcox taking one game at a time
Russ Wilcox is refusing to get carried away by Scunthorpe's meteoric rise up the League Two standings.
Last Updated: 17/04/14 10:04am
Since the 50-year-old replaced Brian Laws in November, the Iron have enjoyed a 26-game unbeaten run, a new record run for a manager's first games in charge of a professional club in Europe.
When Wilcox took over, Scunthorpe were 15th in the table - albeit just five points adrift of the pacesetters in a very competitive division - and they now lead by a single point with four games remaining.
The cushion over fourth-placed Fleetwood is seven points, meaning they require just six more to be certain of promotion to League One.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, Wilcox said: "Hard work has been the main ingredient and a fantastic group of players to work with from day one.
"I worked with Brian as his number two and I've known most of the players a long time - which also helps.
"So I knew everything about the players and what made them tick - and what didn't - so it was just adding a bit of belief and confidence and of course winning breeds confidence.
"We got relegated last season so we set our stall out to get promoted back into League One.
"Many members of the squad have played at a higher level so we knew we had the ingredients to bounce back at the first attempt."
Promotion could be achieved this weekend if results go their way but Wilcox is not getting too far ahead of himself.
He added: "Our focus will only be on Morecambe. We always go from game to game, that's how we work, not looking too far ahead.
"Morecambe are fighting to stay in this division, so it will be difficult, but other games we can't control."