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14 August 2015

Iron goalkeeper Joe Anyon says there are plenty of positives to take out of United's clash with Barnsley on Tuesday night.

The shotstopper, who was playing in his first competitive match of the season, says that Scunthorpe were unlucky not to progress (they were knocked out on penalties after drawing 1-1 over the course of 120 minutes) and that there are good signs ahead of the visit of Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: "We've got to take the positives out of it, we created a lot of chances, we defended well and hopefully we can take that into Saturday's game and get a result.

"We go into Saturday's game full of confidence because we are creating a number of chances and defending well as a team.

"I think we're going in the right direction, we just need that first win now, once we get that under our belts and everyone just calms down a little bit, we can take it into the next game and move on."

"We're doing the right things and we're trying."

Anyon feels that the Iron were unlucky in defeat and that on another day the result could have been a different one.

"I thought we did enough to win the game but if you don't take your chances you get punished - in this instance it was on penalties," he said.

"The only way we can avenge the defeat is by beating Barnsley the next time we play them."

The goalkeeper says that despite two defeats out of two so far this season, morale is still very positive in the dressing room and that there are good characters in the squad to ensure that this remains a constant throughout the campaign.

"We won't let anyone get down, if they need picking up we'll do that," he explained.

"There are some big characters in the dressing room, we all get each other going and it's a good changing room to be in."

United face Crewe on Saturday at Glanford Park and Anyon says that himself and the squad are confident they can pick up their first three points of the campaign when they take on the Railwaymen.

"We've got to go and attack Crewe. It'll be a tough game as is every one at this level but, if we take our chances, we'll win," he stated.

"Once we get that first win, everyone relaxes and I think we'll get that on Saturday."

See much more from Joe Anyon on The Iron PlayerHD.

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