Barnsley manager Mark Robins has told his players they must match Scunthorpe`s endeavour when the teams clash at Oakwell on Tuesday night.
The Iron have enhanced their survival bid by claiming three wins - including home triumphs over promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest and Swansea - and a draw in their last six games.
Robins told the club`s official website: "Scunthorpe have put some good results together of late and they will come here boosted by their win over Swansea at the weekend.
"They are in a scrap for their lives and we have to match it. Every week you need to match the effort and endeavour of the opposing team. It doesn't matter how talented you are, if you don't work as hard as the opposition then you will get turned over.
"You have to give the energy and determination to play the football you want to play."