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15 December 2015

Iron shotstopper Luke Daniels was pleased with his side’s point at Port Vale, a match that the weather tried it's best to ruin.

United took the lead in the 37th minute through Jack King, but just as they were pushing to find a second Vale broke and delivered the sucker punch through a decent finish from Ajay Leitch-Smith just before the break.

“The conditions were terrible really,” Daniels told The Iron PlayerHD.

“It was never going to be a pretty game from the word go.

“We were disappointed that we let a sloppy goal in, but at the end of the day it’s a decent point away from home.”

The match officials had to keep tabs on the progression of the pitch in the lead up to kick off, with heavy rain having already fallen – and more was due. Thankfully the match remained on, and Daniels was happy to get through the game.

“It was nice to make a few saves in difficult conditions," he added.

“We’ve all played in bad conditions, it’s part and parcel of football so it’s one of them – it’s not nice, but we’ve got through it.”

Having lost 4-0 in the previous league game to Peterborough, and failing to score against Leyton Orient the previous weekend, Daniels was pleased to get points on the boad.

“It’s good that we’ve stopped the rot and got back to picking up points, and hopefully we can go again next week," he said.

“We had chances to go and win the game, but it’s one of them where a draw was a fair result.”

United play Orient on Tuesday in the Emirates FA Cup second round replay, and a win would see the Iron head to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the third round.

He stated: “I think we’ve always got to look to do better. I’ve already mentioned that it was a sloppy goal to give away, so we need to cut that out.

“We have more than enough in the dressing room to go and win on Tuesday night.”

See much more from Luke Daniels on The Iron PlayerHD.

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