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WELL DESERVED

20 December 2014

Boss Mark Robins saluted a “well deserved” point against Bradford City as United drew 1-1 at the Coral Windows Stadium.

The hosts went ahead just after the half hour and held on until the second minute of injury time when Hakeeb Adelakun finally fired home the equaliser after relentless Iron pressure throughout the second period.

Robins praised Adelakun’s impact from the bench and United’s second-half attacking endeavour and belief that earned his side a share of the points.

He told The Iron Player: “I think it was deserved. Had we come away and not got anything we would have felt a little bit aggrieved.

“I told Hakeeb to get on the pitch and that I want four shots and I want one goal.

“I was obliged with one in one so even better than I thought.

“The second half performance was really what you want us to be about.

“We were attacking at will, we created all sorts of chances and opportunities that we took and the keeper made last ditch saves.

“Had we come away and not got anything from it we would have been scratching our heads but the lads deserve tremendous credit – it’s been a real tough week.”

“In the first half, we gave the ball away and we were playing too many direct balls up to Paddy and they got more possession than they would have done.

“The second half, I thought we were absolutely magnificent.

“We won’t dwell on the first half. Sometimes you’ve got to play what the game gives you and away from home. They’re a good side.

“Bradford are on a really good run but we know we’re capable.

“If we can get the same energy, desire and belief – belief is the overriding word. The second half we were full of it and full of confidence.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Hakeeb Adelakun and Liam O'Neil on The Iron Player.

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