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MORE CONSISTENCY NEEDED

26 September 2014

Iron midfielder Gary McSheffrey called for the Iron to show a bit more consistency and turn good performances into results, starting with Saturday’s trip to Oldham.

The Iron travel to Greater Manchester on the back of a 2-1 home defeat to Leyton Orient, just days after beating Coventry and McSheffrey believes the club need to start to put a run of results together.

He told The Iron Player: “I think we just need to be a bit more consistent and when we win one, put back-to-back wins together.

“We’ve performed better than our results have shown, but there’s been a couple of disappointing ones where we’ve lost a couple of home games.

“We’re adamant and determined to put it right and we’ve got a great opportunity on Saturday.”

Oldham will provide a stern test and they are undefeated in their last six games, but McSheffrey was confident that the squad could get a positive result.

He said: “We’re very confident. We’ve got a decent squad, obviously it’s no secret about our injury problems, but we’ve still got eleven players capable of getting a result.

“It’s always a tough place to go to and their manager was a great little central midfielder and he’s got them playing good football.

“They play at a sharp tempo, they move the ball quick and it’s always a lovely pitch there. It’s a game where we are going to have to be at it from the start.”

Only four points separate the two teams at the minute, with Oldham currently occupying 14th spot following two wins and five draw from their opening nine matches.

The Iron have a busy schedule in October though and McSheffrey believes that this provides an opportunity for the Iron to start moving in the right direction.

He said: “When you play in these leagues there’s always the chance to rectify the last result, if it was a bad performance or result, there’s always that opportunity around the corner.

“The games come thick and fast and that’s what us as players love. We can’t wait to get out there and try and get a win for the club.”

Despite some disappointing results this campaign, McSheffrey is still enjoying his football and also very positive about what the rest of the season holds.

He has played in a number 10 role at times this campaign and this is something that has particularly pleased the midfielder.

He said: “I’ve enjoyed it immensely. The four or five games there I was involved in the game and I got a consistency in my performance that I was happy with. If I play there or if I don’t, I’ll still enjoy playing though.”

McSheffrey has been one of the Iron’s top performers this campaign and he feels that the competition can push the squad on.

He said: “Whoever is playing in the team, they need to be on their game because there is always going to be people breathing down their necks and the ones who aren’t in the team need to be ready.”

See much more from Gary McSheffrey, and others, on The Iron Player.

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