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LOOKING FORWARD TO WIGAN TEST

31 December 2015

Iron assistant boss Ned Kelly says his side are looking forward to facing Wigan at Glanford Park on Saturday.

United lost 3-0 when they visited the Latics earlier in the season and Kelly believes that the Iron did not show a true account of themselves.

They head into the game in good form though, taking four points from a possible six, and Kelly hoped they could extend that run.

Kelly told The Iron PlayerHD: “It has been very good. We trained on the pitch again this morning (Thursday) and the lads have had a couple of days off from the weekend’s games so we’re looking forward to doing better than we did when we went to Wigan.

“Preparations have been good this morning and we will be back in tomorrow (Friday) and running through things for the match.”

He admitted that Wigan were a strong side though, but was hopeful that the Iron could show what they were capable of this time.

Kelly said: “They are a tough team and kept the majority of the group from last year and added a few. They will be one of those teams that will be looking at going straight up this season.

“We didn’t play well when we went to their place so we will be looking to play much better and win.”

The Iron have no new injury concerns going into the match with Wigan, and have been handed a boost that Tom Hopper is back with the group again.

Kelly confirmed it would still be a while before he is back playing again, but felt it was nice to see him with the squad again.

He said: “We have a fit group and Tom Hopper got on the grass today, but he has no strength in his shoulder.

“It is good that he has got in and around the group again. He has got a long way to go yet though.”

See much more from Ned Kelly and Scott Laird on The Iron PlayerHD.

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