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LUNDSTRAM: TIME TO PUSH ON

9 April 2015

Midfield loanee John Lundstram was evidently disappointed following a 2-0 defeat at MK Dons.

He, however, was quick to draw a line under the result, speaking ahead about the important fixtures coming up.

“The first five minutes showed where they are in the league really,” he told The Iron Player.

“Everyone knows that MK Dons are a good passing team and they showed that in the first five minutes and their start killed us on Tuesday.

“We’re not happy with it and the fans won’t be happy with it, but we need to draw a line under it and go again on Saturday.”

Lundstram was part of an unchanged team for Scunthorpe following a 2-0 victory over Peterborough United on Good Friday, but admitted the team were never really good enough to overcome the Dons.

He stated: “They started with the higher tempo and put us under that early pressure and got the two quick fire goals and from there we were always chasing the game.

“Coming away to MK Dons in the form they’re in and conceding two goals inside the first ten minutes leaves us with a mountain to climb.

“It’s hard to put my finger on what went wrong really; but we obviously weren’t good enough.

“We were a lot better in the second half. In the first half they were playing a lot of tippy-tappy football and we couldn’t really cope with it. In the second half, we coped with it a lot better.

“We need to work a lot harder really, get closer and be more aggressive. We also have to be better with the ball when we get it up there. There were a couple of opportunities where we could have got in with a better touch or a better ball, but it wasn’t to be on the night.

“We can take a few positives from the performance in the second half, but at the end of the day we got beaten 2-0.

“We’ve got games coming up against teams who are down there with us and they now have to be the games we look at and are important that we go and win. If we win our next two games, I’d fancy us to be well clear of the bottom.”

See much more from John Lundstram, Mark Robins and Marcus Williams on The Iron Player.


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