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19 July 2014

Iron manager Russ Wilcox said there was plenty to learn from in his side's 2-1 pre-season friendly win at Gainsborough.

A lively attacking first half display was rewarded with goals from Paddy Madden and Deon Burton as United made it two wins out of two in their warm-up matches so far.

"I was pleased with the run-out the players received - certainly in the first half, though I was a touch disappointed with the second half," he told The Iron Player.

"However, when you change the full team, it's always difficult. We brought some young lads on who are still learning the game.

"In the second half, the final ball and decision-making (was what disappointed me). Too many touches were taken.

"It was a 45 minute work-out, that's the key. We're not going to play brilliant every week.

"In the first half we played really good, moved it well and passed it.

"The strikers played in little holes and caused their centre-halves problems. We scored two goals and could have had more.

"There are things to work on, but there always are.

"They caused us problems in the second half with their two widemen coming off the line, and ours didn't.

"That created a four versus two in central midfield and it caused us problems.

"It's good to have that test though. We'll debrief the game on Monday because I think it's important to do that. We'll look at the not so great bits and then finish with lots of positives."

See much more from Russ Wilcox, Andrew Boyce and Matt Sparrow on The Iron Player.

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