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11 December 2014

Following the announcement that United’s FA Cup second round replay at Worcester City is to be shown on live TV, manager Mark Robins admits he’s looking forward to the tie.

Paddy Madden’s first-half header was cancelled out by Daniel Nti’s strike as the Iron were held to a 1-1 draw at Glanford Park on Sunday afternoon meaning the two sides will meet again next Wednesday.

And having now had time to reflect on the result, Robins understands the need to be wary of Worcester given what went before.

He told The Iron Player: “Our performance in the first-half was okay.

“The performance in the second-half from them was really good and they played at a decent intensity and with some pride and passion.

“They forced us into making some mistakes and made it hard for us to create chances – that’s the outcome from that game.

“We’re back to league action before that though and it’s another one that we dearly want to win.”

The replay will be broadcast live on BT Sport, with kick-off set for 7:45pm at Aggborough, Kidderminster.

But the boss stressed that he’s just purely looking at it as another chance to reach round three and a home clash against Chesterfield.

“It’s another opportunity to try and get through the round,” he continued.

“They’ll have something to say about that.

“I think there’s a little bit of confusion as to who the eventual winners will face in the next round but it doesn’t make any difference.

“It really doesn’t make any difference but it’s a chance to make it through the tie.”

Meanwhile, Robins has confirmed that Gary McSheffrey and Jennison Myrie-Williams will have the knocks they picked up during Sunday’s FA Cup fixture against City assessed and that midfielder Isaiah Osbourne could be back in contention for a place in the side soon.

He added: “We’ll get further news soon on the length of time that Gary and Jennison are likely to be out.

“They’re both still painful but until we get the results of the scans we won’t know how long they’ll be out for.

“Isaiah is doing alright. He’s progressing and I’m hopeful that he can be back involved at some point pretty soon.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Alex Davey and Miguel Llera on The Iron Player ahead of the game.

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