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2 April 2015

United defender Marcus Williams hopes that his side can take confidence from Saturday’s draw at Notts County into their Easter fixtures.

Niall Canavan scored late on to secure a 2-2 draw for the Iron, who had led after just one minute thanks to Theo Robinson’s debut goal.

Williams was impressed with the character the team showed in such a high pressure game, while also reserving praise for debutant Robinson.

Williams told The Iron Player: “It was about two hundred miles per hour in the first twenty minutes, but after that we managed to settle down and I thought we had a lot of chances.

“The deliveries from set pieces were fantastic on Saturday and gave the team a chance. We scored very early on which is pleasing, but then we've conceded two sloppy goals.

“It was a tough game and a good point for us. They will probably have felt they had the edge because they beat us here early on in the season.

“It was one where we both needed the points and we couldn't afford to lose the game. We came back to score the second goal and that showed our character.

“Sometimes we have gone down and our heads have gone a bit, but we showed real character and kicked on, still attacking and we threw everything at them.

“Everyone's put a shift in and Theo's ran his socks off, I'm sure their defenders were tired!

“It was a good point for us, especially after the result at Sheffield United, so I think the boys have done well to pick themselves up.”

Over the Easter period, the Iron face Peterborough and MK Dons, two promotion chasing sides which Mark Robins’ side have taken points off this season.

Peterborough travel to Glanford Park on Good Friday and the Iron defeated them 2-1 in the reverse fixture, with now Posh player Luke Williams on target for United.

Marcus Williams was confident of keeping his namesake quiet on Friday and felt the Iron were more than capable of matching the performance at Notts County.

He said: “We played Peterborough earlier in the season and had a very good day.

“I think after the result on Saturday, the lads' confidence is back and I think if we put in that kind of performance it will be tough for teams to deal with us.

“We've then got MK Dons and we got a good result with them here, so we know it's going to be another tough game, but we've had joy against them so we can get a result.”

See much more from Marcus Williams, Mark Robins and Liam O'Neil on The Iron Player.

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