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1 April 2015

Mark Robins is looking to build on Saturday's draw at Notts County.

United came from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw against the Magpies and he was relieved add a point to the Iron’s Sky Bet League One tally.

“We were stuck on 43 points for a while and now we are on 44,” the manager told The Iron Player

“That happens sometimes and it is time we started winning games because we are good enough to do that. We will get back to it sooner rather than later.

“Regardless of where they are (in the league), they had a new manager in and he played all the experienced players and they put a shift in and it nearly paid off.

“They nearly came unstuck too after a great start by us and we got back into the game brilliantly and we could have won it with Theo Robinson’s header at the end.

"It wasn’t to be and we played decent stuff at times. If we can cut out some silly, elementary errors, then we can go on to win games but we cannot keep making them week after week. We have been punished for them but then again we have been playing some decent stuff and scoring decent goals.”

After the full-time whistle on Saturday, Robins and his staff, who the manager says are “working hard, as they always do”, had six days until United’s next outing.

Peterborough are the visitors to Glanford Park on Good Friday and the Scunthorpe boss confirmed he has no fresh injury concerns from the weekend, and he says confidence is high in the squad:

“They are in decent spirits, we got a point which could turn out valuable and we have another game to look forward to on Friday. We have five home games in April so it is all in our hands and we have to try and pick up those points.” 

He also gave the press an update on a trio of injured players - midfielders Neal Bishop and Dave Syers and goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.

Robins added: “Neal is okay, it’s around two weeks since his operation and he is in good spirits. He is a big player for us, our captain this season, the sooner we get him back the better and we have to wait for him to recover. He will be back as soon as he possibly can.

“That’s the same with Dave.

“Sam is back training full-time now, it was his first full session on Monday. He will say he is delighted to be back and he has done well in all fairness because it wasn’t a nice injury and he has worked his socks off to get to where he is now.”

Discussing the competition for the number one spot, the manager added: “We now have three fit goalkeepers fit and firing and he (Slocombe) cannot play in the reserve game but he may be fit for contention on Friday.”

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