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24 December 2015

Iron defender Niall Canavan is hoping the Boxing Day trip to Doncaster can help kick-start another good run of form for the side.

United face a couple of games in a short space of time and will hope to take advantage to set them up going into the New Year.

Canavan was confident that the Iron could manage that and was determined to help the club finish 2015 on a high.

He told The Iron PlayerHD: “It’s the same every year and teams will be looking to put a run of points together.

“The games come thick and fast at this time of year and we’ve got two coming up, which is a chance to get six points on the board.

“It can catapult you on a good run and give you good chance to kick on in the second half of the season, and that starts with Doncaster on Boxing Day.”

The Iron head into the trip to Doncaster on the back of a narrow defeat to Sheffield United, with former striker Billy Sharp scoring on his Glanford Park return.

Canavan was disappointed to see the side lose and was frustrated that they could not get the point their display merited.

He said: “It was disappointing for us. Apart from a spell in the second half, they didn’t really create too much and we’ve had enough chances to put a few away.

“It was disappointing with it being at home and obviously being a local derby, and we want to put that right on Boxing Day now.”

Doncaster have proved to be a difficult side to face though, with the Iron’s last win against their rivals coming in 2006.

Canavan has experienced several fixtures between the two sides and was confident the Iron could get a positive result this time.

The defender said: “We have quite a few new lads that haven’t experienced it, but I certainly have been through it.

“I’m aware of it and the lads that were here last year are and it is something we want to put right. We will go there with a game plan and are confident of getting a result.”

See much more from Iron manager Mark Robins, Niall Canavan and club captain Stephen Dawson on The Iron PlayerHD.

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