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KING CONFIDENT AHEAD OF CREWE

14 August 2015

United vice-captain Jack King is optimistic that he and his team-mates will record their first home win of the season when Crewe Alexandra visit on Saturday.

The Iron were beaten at Burton but then dominated in a midweek Capital One Cup first round draw against Barnsley (which the Tykes won 7-6 on penalties), but King says it's a matter of learning from the mistakes which led to goals conceded.

"We've contributed ourselves to the two losses so far, the goals that we've given away have been our own downfall," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"We know where we're going wrong, as we've not been carved open time after time. It's been down to individual errors or as a team.

"We'll be looking to put that right on Saturday."

"The way we play, we do take risks, but it's about learning from it," he explained.

"The other night, I thought in general play that we were pretty good, the only chances they had were when we had the ball and they turned it over.

"We've conceded too many chances for what I'd like and if you speak to the other defenders, I'm sure they'd say the same.

"I don't think it's a major issue, it's something we need to improve upon, but we will."

King concedes it was frustrating to lose in the manner in which they did on the opening day at Burton, but feels that the result could have been different on another day.

The Iron had chances, as striker Tom Hopper struck the post and Paddy Madden went close on a number of occasions.

"The first game of the season, when it came down to it we didn't produce. We let ourselves down and we let the fans down as well," he said.

"In this league, the first goal is vital and we had chances even in the first half against Burton, but didn't take them."

Crewe are of course the visitors to Glanford Park on Saturday and the defender says United are well prepared for the challenge that they will be facing.

"We're expecting them to be like they have been the past couple of seasons," he stated.

"They're young so they'll have bags of energy and they'll look to play when they can."

See much more from Jack King, Neal Bishop and Mark Robins on The Iron PlayerHD.

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