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3 April 2015

Mark Robins expressed his joy after seeing his side beat promotion-chasing Peterborough on Good Friday.

Goals from Paddy Madden and Theo Robinson helped the Iron to a 2-0 victory at Glanford Park, in a match where the home side thoroughly deserved the victory.

“Good win, good performance, clean sheet, I am delighted,” Robins summed up to The Iron Player

“I thought we grew into the game, we were pretty good without the ball and the clean sheet was outstanding.

“Two goals could have been more but we were comfortable. We were better once Alex (Davey) had come to terms with meeting the ball, instead of letting it bounce first, Lundstram and Osbourne were outstanding and the front four players were very good as well.”

It was Scunthorpe’s first Sky Bet League One win since February and Robins agreed that the performance warranted three points.

He stated: “We were as good as I have seen for a while, we looked fairly confident and competent and managed to get two really good goals.

“I am delighted for Paddy because it gets him off the mark again as he needed one to fall to him like it did. The second was really well worked, I was delighted to see it go in, the movement was good, the ball in was good and the build up play was good.”

Aside from an overall good performance over a top-half side, it also saw the introduction of Dave Syers, who came off the bench to make his first appearance since August. It has been a long seven months on the road to recovery for the midfielder, who has scored three goals in two games for the reserves. Robins was delighted to put him on towards the end of the game.

He said: “(The result) All round, very good and we had Dave on the pitch as well, which was an added bonus which he deserves.

“I am pleased to see it because he has worked very hard to get back from a horrible injury. He has worked his socks off to get to the stage that he is and I want to get as many potential goalscorers as I can.”

“He is like a ghost, he comes on and ghosts into positions and generally the ball falls to him. I am pleased for him as he deserves it and he has scored three goals in two reserve games and he has only played 105 minutes or something."

The manager added: “It was a risk, but he feels fine and thankfully he has got on in the right circumstances and he has reached one of his goals.” 

See much more from Mark Robins, David Syers and Gary McSheffrey on The Iron Player.

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