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24 December 2015

Iron boss Mark Robins is hoping his side will be more clinical on Boxing Day when his side take on local rivals Doncaster.

In their last outing, United fell to a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United, but Robins felt his side could have easily got something out of the game.

He hoped that his side would get a better result on Boxing Day and use it going into a busy festive period of fixtures.

Robins told The Iron PlayerHD: “The good thing is we don’t have to travel far, the players live in Doncaster and it is a local derby.

“There is a lot of kudos in terms of that game and we want to do better than we did in the last game.

“We should have got something with the chances we created so we are very disappointed to come away with nothing, and we want to get into the 30 point area in the next few games.”

He also expects to see a lot of hard work from his players over the next few games, with a couple of good results potentially moving the Iron back into play-off contention.

Robins confirmed he had no new injury worries going into the game and was looking forward to a busy period of training in the coming days.

He said: “Training has gone alright and the main thing is getting everyone fit and ready to play.

“We have a quick turnaround, and the first one is always important, but we have one straight after on the Monday.

“We’ll see what happens on Saturday and that will determine what we do on the Monday. For us to get three points would be a big plus for us going into the second game.

“We’re in Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, playing Boxing Day, in on Sunday and then playing Monday so it is a very busy period for us.

“It (Christmas Day) will be the same sort of session, but it will start at nine. It will be just about making sure the preparation is right for Boxing Day.

“I expect a lot of graft over the next few games and going into the games.”

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

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