We're going for the Championship

Last updated : 28 January 2007 By Luke Thornhill
The success over the London side moved United three points clear of Bristol City and Nottingham Forest - who are both in FA Cup action this weekend - at the top of the table.

With 16 games to play Scunthorpe are in the running for promotion to the second tier of English football for the first time in more than 40 years.

And Adkins insists everyone at the club is desperate to write their names into the history books.

"We are chasing our dream of championship football and loving every minute of it" he said.

"Nottingham Forest were once seven points clear at the top but we tracked them down.

"Little old Scunthorpe have now been top of the table for a month and now we are three points clear.

"These are exciting times for everyone at the club and we are going to give it our best shot."

The Iron needed three second-half goals to see off the Lions, and visiting boss Willie Donnachie wants his side to emulate what he saw at Glanford Park.

"We have got to learn from a team like Scunthorpe," he said.

"They are a well organised and solid outfit who work hard for each other.

"We have got to learn to be the same on a more consistent basis.

"I thought we did okay in the first-half without really threatening, but the game was all over once Scunthorpe got those two early goals after the interval."