IT TAKES a lot to stop Scunthorpe supporters talking about strike star Billy Sharp.
But Glanford Park boss Brian Laws, a former Town defender, has managed to take the focus off the 13-goal hot shot ahead of tomorrow's big League I clash with Town at the Galpharm Stadium.
Laws, who is nearing his 10th anniversary as manager of the Iron, is being strongly linked with the vacancy at Sheffield Wednesday.
The 45-year-old, at Town between August 1983 and March 1985, has definitely had one interview, and if rumours are to be believed, was back at Hillsborough for a second this week.
Bryan Robson and former Wednesday player Gary Megson, who are both out of management at the moment, are also in the running to replace Paul Sturrock.
But Scunthorpe fans fear Laws, who has guided their club to third in League I, will be lured by the Championship outfit next week.
If that's to be the case, Laws, who cut his managerial teeth at Grimsby, will be eager to leave on a winning note.
Sharp, 20, could well play a major role, having netted 13 times already this season.
After being signed from Sheffield United for £100,000, he hit 24 last season, although didn't manage to find the net in either of the games against Town (Scunthorpe won 4-1 at the Galpharm before a 2-2 Glanford Park stalemate).
Andrew Keogh, the other Iron star being tipped for big things, was more successful against Jackson's men.
The ex-Leeds trainee, 20, struck twice at the Galpharm and once in the return.