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24 December 2015

Iron captain Stephen Dawson says it was frustrating to fall to a defeat in the manner in which United did against Sheffield United last Saturday.

However, the skipper insists everyone in the squad is working hard to ensure things are put right at Doncaster on Boxing Day.

"To concede in the manner we did was really frustrating for everyone. Second half, we had a few chances, and we didn't take those chances," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"To be fair in the first half it was a typical derby, it was full on. For 90 minutes we weren't on our A game, that's me being honest again."

"But the group of players were in again working hard all this week, and what a better way to do it, against Doncaster which will be another tough test."

Dawson spoke of the test which will await the Iron at Doncaster, but he believes it's important to take all three points, which will set things up nicely for the home clash with his former side Rochdale on Monday.

"It's a tough place to go Doncaster, Ferguson has come in and as he always does, he's done well," he said.

"But I don't believe their record is too good there, so if we can go there and put on a good performance and give the people a cheer over Christmas, hopefully we can come into Monday's game against Rochdale in good spirits."

The skipper was also quick to praise Dale boss Keith Hill, who he's also played under elsewhere in his career.

As well as praising Hill, he highlighted the importance of picking up maximum points in the upcoming fixtures, as he feels the clashes are with teams who'll pose a threat towards the latter stages of the campaign

"I was only there for the year, but I've worked obviously with Keith Hill a number of years and I can't thank him enough for what he's done for me. He's what I call a hard working manager, but he's also honest," he stated.

"We're under no illusions these games coming up are against teams which are going to be up there challenging come the end of the year."

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