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30 December 2015

Iron shot stopper Luke Daniels was pleased with a return of four points from the two Christmas games, with the latest result a 1-1 draw with Rochdale on Monday.

Dale’s Boxing Day match fell short to the weather, and thus the visitors turned up raring to go, with their last fixture over a week previous.

After a decent start for the hosts, it was Dale who went ahead when Ian Henderson prodded home Peter Vincenti’s shot. David Mirfin equalised for United from a corner, and that was how the score remained.

“It wasn’t the prettiest game, but we did well to grind it out and it’s not a bad result,” Daniels told The Iron Player HD.

“Obviously we wanted to win both games, but we’ve not been able to get that done. I’d say it’s a positive result and four points isn’t a bad return.”

Dale’s goal had on first glance looked to be offside, something Daniels touched on post match.

“From where I was it looked like when it took the second nick off their player it looked offside, but I’ve not seen it again so I can’t guarantee that, but regardless it was disappointing.”

The keeper was awarded the fans man of the match following a Twitter vote, something he was pleased to receive.

“It’s nice to contribute to a decent point. We need to make this a difficult place to come to, and we did for a few games, but we’ve now had a few results that haven’t gone our away here. It’s important that we turn that around and make it a hard place to come again.

“I think there’s one thing about our dressing room that we try not to get too down about anything. We know at times we should have done better here, so it’s important we start stringing results together again and getting back to it.”

See much more from Iron manager Mark Robins, goalscorer David Mirfin and shot stopper Luke Daniels on The Iron PlayerHD.

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