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CLARKE UP FOR LIONS TEST

22 August 2015

United take on Millwall in their second home League One fixture of the new campaign, and will be hoping to bounce back from the midweek loss to Wigan Athletic.

Defender Jordan Clarke says he’s grateful the players have a chance to put things right just two-and-a-half days later.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: “We’ve got the next game coming up, and it’s another tough test but we are glad to be back at home and in front of our own fans. 

“We are very confident moving into this game that we can put things right and put on a much better performance.”

“You’ve got to pick up points on the road, but at home this has got to be your fortress, and you have to make that known," Clarke added.

“Each league game is different, but from a personal view I’d much rather play every league game at home. It’s definitely a positive playing at home after the disappointment on Wednesday.”

Clarke says the Iron team will thrive at Glanford Park this season if the home faithful can back them until the end.

He said: “First of all, you want to get up the league, get some points behind you and please the fans as well. If the fans are really enjoying it, the players will enjoy it even more as well.”

Millwall are the visitors on Saturday and, after a rocky start for the Lions, Clarke believes he and his Iron team-mates are aware of the threat the London club will bring.

He stated: “We are expecting a physical game, and at times a long ball one too. In this league you can expect the unexpected because on the day anything can happen, but we are ready for what they bring to us.”

“There’s some sort of weakness there and I feel that we have the players in the squad to exploit that,” he continued.

“You don’t take anything for granted in this league. We know what they posses and we know what they are capable of.

“They have just come down from the Championship so there is the quality there, but it’s not a case of ‘oh they’ve just come down from the Championship’, it’s a case of ‘you’re in our league now’ and we want to beat them – it’s as simple as that.”

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