Iron manager Mark Robins believes his side are continuing to progress despite a last-gasp 1-0 defeat to Notts County at Glanford Park on Saturday.The hosts had been the better team for much of the contest, with Gary McSheffrey heading against the woodwork and Lyle Taylor twice being denied by Magpies goalkeeper Roy Carroll.
Their hard work was cruelly undone in the 89th minute when Zeli Ismail converted a penalty won by County’s Stephen McLaughlin, but Robins told The Iron Player: “From my perspective, we’ve got to keep building.
“We talk about putting building blocks in place, and there were some more put in there.
“Other than the switch off for the goal at the end, I thought there was some good stuff we can be pleased with.”
The visiting side have been going well in League One this season – with Saturday’s result lifting them to third in the table – but such a difference in league position was rarely evident on the pitch.
Indeed, it was United who looked to pose the greatest threat throughout despite eventually falling to defeat, and Robins added: “I thought we had a very good second half, and did well.
“They [Notts County] had a brief spell, and I don’t think they ever really took control. Well played to them, they’ve got the three points, and at the end of the day that’s what we’re in it for.”
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