Ben Gordon insists Scunthorpe have a secret weapon this season in the state of the Glanford Park pitch.
The club have come in for heavy criticism about the state of their pitch, yet the playing surface has not been an issue for the Chelsea player, on loan to the Iron until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old began the season in Scotland with SPL side Kilmarnock, an experience that has stood him in good stead for the less than perfect Glanford Park surface.
Gordon has adapted well to the second rung of English football, helping his side take a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over relegation rivals Sheffield United on Tuesday night.
"In Scotland the pitches weren't the best due to the weather and you've just got to deal with it," said Gordon.
"The gaffer here knows that you can't play the style of football that he would like to because of the pitch and the opposition knows that too, so it is all about adapting.
"It isn't a pitch that you can pass the ball around on, so it is a case of adjusting your game to suit the condition of the pitch.
"Everyone knew before the game that it was a huge because of where Sheffield United were in the table and we couldn't have got off to a worse start by conceding twice in the first seven minutes.
"Everyone showed a lot of character and determination to bounce back from that and come back to win 3-2."
Gordon admits he is looking forward to featuring in more games during his spell in the Championship, a league he feels carries a higher profile than the SPL.
"I've only played four games here so far, but the Championship is a very good league with some big teams in it," he added.
"I've played some huge clubs already during my time here whereas in Scotland apart from Celtic and Rangers not many people know the other clubs.
"Everyone knows about all the clubs in the Championship because there are a lot of good sides in it this year, so it is a lot more high profile than the SPL."