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CHARACTER PRAISED

25 August 2014

Iron manager Russ Wilcox believed his side showed great character after coming from a goal behind to claim a point against Yeovil Town on Saturday.

Scunthorpe went behind midway through the second half before levelling the game with ten minutes to go.

Wilcox was pleased to see the character his side showed to come back from a goal down, as he thought one goal might have been enough to decide the game.

“It was a scrappy affair,” Wilcox told The Iron Player.

“Personally, I thought it would take one goal, if anybody was going to win the game it would have been one nil.

“With them getting the first goal, it was really disappointing, but we showed good character to get a point from the game.”

The Iron made three changes from the defeat against Fleetwood and Wilcox explained his thinking in the decisions.

He said: “We just needed to get some kind of basic play back to us.

“We spoke all week about just doing the basics well and having a 4-4-2. We’ve gone with an expansive 4-4-2 at the start of the season - that didn’t work."

“We’ve gone with a narrow 4-4-2 to combat Fleetwood’s diamond a little bit and today we went in between,” he continued.

“We had Terry (Hawkridge) he’s not an out and out winger, he flicks in between the midfield area and the wide area. And Jennison Myrie-Williams out wide against a centre-half. The right-back for them today is a centre-half. That was the game plan, but it was a scrappy affair.”

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