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22 August 2015

The Iron fans and players alike will be grateful for the chance to bounce back almost immediately when Millwall come to town on Saturday.

While it's important to learn from the midweek loss at Wigan, Iron goalkeeper Joe Anyon is looking to pick up where the team left off when the defeated Crewe at Glanford Park last Saturday.

“The games are coming thick and fast now so we have to be positive and go into Saturday’s game and build on what we did in the last home game, and that was to win and get a clean sheet,” he told The Iron Player HD.

“This year we are going to have to be really tough to beat at home and build on that. The lads are ready for it and if we can take the last performance at home into Saturday we’ll be okay.”

Having had to play second fiddle to Luke Daniels since he joined United in January, Anyon finally got his chance to show his capability following Daniels’ straight red and immediate three-match ban on the opening day defeat to Burton Albion.

He tells us he wants to keep the shirt, despite Daniels being back in contention for the Millwall match.

He said: “It’s a case of getting the games, staying in and showing I’m capable of staying there.

“It’s been nice to play. I want to keep that shirt, and I really want to kick on with the team. I want to build on that, and take each game as it comes.

“The battle has always been there. Just because he has been suspended it doesn’t mean you stop working so hard. I think one of my strengths is hard work, and I am going to work as hard as I can both on and off the pitch to stay in the side, as well as Luke will.”

The shotstopper believes the chances will come United’s way on Saturday, and hopes the team can take them.

“We’re going to set up for ourselves," he said. "We’re at home, we’re going to create chances, and we are going to take the game by the scruff of the neck and hopefully we get the win.

“As a team they have weaknesses, and you have to capitalise on that.”

609 of the Iron faithful made the 200-mile round trip on Wedneday night, which was the second highest League One away attendance in midweek, and Anyon stressed the importance of having the fans on the team's side.

He concluded: “Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Let’s keep it up and keep behind the lads through good and bad times. We have got to keep positive both on and off the pitch and get the fans behind the lads, and it makes a massive difference.”

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