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IMPROVING ON A WEEKLY BASIS

3 November 2014

United manager Mark Robins believes his new side are making steady progress after Saturday brought about their first win since he took the Glanford Park hot-seat last month.

The Iron registered an impressive 2-1 victory over promotion hopefuls Peterborough United at London Road, with two of the 44-year-old’s recruits having a direct impact on the result.

Middlesbrough loanee Luke Williams broke the deadlock with 14 minutes on the clock, and while the away side were pegged back just before the hour-mark, a deflected strike from Isaiah Osbourne proved enough to give them an invaluable three points.

Robins was keen to share the praise among his entire squad, especially those who restricted free-scoring Posh to a single goal, and told The Iron Player: “They’re still learning, but what I can see is an improvement on a weekly basis.

“Andrew Boyce has come from Lincoln, and is still learning the game. At times you can see the naivety, but you can also see that he wants to have a go and wants to learn.

“I’ve got no complaints about this group because whatever I get from them is their maximum, and that’s all you can ask anybody. That [against Peterborough] is how to win a football match when it’s tough and you’ve got your backs up against the wall.

“It was just that, but we also created some really good openings for ourselves and could have been a couple more goals up.”

Although two players brought to the club by Robins were key figures in guiding the Iron to their second away win of the season, the former striker added: “I don’t care who scores, it’s just nice to see it in the back of the net.

“Another positive from today going forward, after conceding the goal. We got our heads up and tried to score another goal, and we did that.

“From then on it was going to be difficult for them to break us down again.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Isaiah Osbourne and Luke Williams on The Iron Player.

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