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IT'S BEEN COMING A WHILE

7 November 2014

United’s loan defender Shaun Brisley sat out the weekend win at Peterborough, but he was impressed with the Iron’s match-winning performance.

The central defender was ineligible to play against his parent club and Miguel Llera partnered Andrew Boyce in his absence in the 2-1 victory. 

“It was a great result, it’s been coming for a while,” Brisley reflected to The Iron Player.

“We have done really well with the performances in recent weeks, but the luck hasn’t on our side.

“You could tell it was coming and it was a great result away at Peterborough.

“I always knew I couldn’t play against Peterborough, so Miguel was always going to step in.

“They won and Miguel’s played well and it keeps you on your toes and makes you want to win the shirt back. I’ll be trying my best and that’s all you can do.”

The win came off the back of a first full week of training under Robins and the loan man was complimentary towards the new manager’s methods.

The squad were given two days’ rest after the weekend win, before returning to work on Tuesday.

“The training’s been good and really intense,” he said. 

“Mark knows what he wants to get out of the players as long and he understands as long as we give 100%.

“It has been hard but really good.

“We’re planning ahead for the cup game this weekend so training’s gone well.”

The league programme takes a break this weekend, when the Iron travel to Gloucestershire to play Vanarama Conference side Forest Green in the FA Cup, on Sunday, and Brisley is hoping the Claret and Blue will not be on the wrong side of a first round cup upset.

He said: “They are never easy games, especially going away to places like Forest Green - that will be a tough test.

“Off the back of a win at Peterborough, you want to carry on the winning run, so we want to go to Forest Green and carry it on because winning games breeds confidence and we hope to push out of the relegation zone and up the league.”

Brisley has formed a good partnership with Andrew Boyce in recent games and he admitted he is benefitting from his spell in North Lincolnshire.
 
“I’m really enjoying my time here,” he added. 

“I came to get games and that’s what I’ve done. The boys have been fantastic, I’m enjoying the training and everything about the move has been good for me.”

See much more from Shaun Brisley, Mark Robins and Marcus Williams on The Iron Player.

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