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TIME TO KICK ON

27 December 2015

Iron captain Stephen Dawson feels everyone dug deep and played their part in the 1-0 away victory at Doncaster Rovers.

Dawson praised his fellow team-mates, and the supporters who travelled in great numbers to the Keepmoat Stadium.

"It was a hard fought victory. They came into it second half, but I thought in the first half we nullified them brilliantly," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"The group of players dug deep, and credit must go to the fans who came out in force today."

The Irishman was quick to highlight the fact United need to build on the victory and put a good run together in the upcoming weeks.

"It's three points in the right direction, but we need to kick on now," he said.

"No more excuses, this team has been together for six months now and hopefully we can kick on now and move up the league.

"It's only three points at the end of the day. We've still got to improve.

"I felt in previous games we haven't really created a lot, but I felt today we had one or two more chances, to even get another goal or two."

Dawson returned to the side after missing over four months of the campaign with a serious knee injury, and he hopes to start putting in the performances which he knows he's capable of in the near future.

He also paid tribute to the United medical staff, and praised the work they've done to get him back up to speed.

"The last four or five months haven't been nice, and hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can start repaying for all they've done for me," he stated.

"It hasn't been a nice five months, it's been the worst five months of my whole career.

"But I feel like I'm getting back there now, I wanted to play on but the medical staff were saying hold back a little bit. They've been absolutely outstanding with me, and I can't thank them enough."

Next up for the Iron is a home clash with Dawson's former side Rochdale on Monday, and it's a game which the captain knows will be sure to test the team.

"We need to put together a back to back win against my old club on Monday," he said.

"They didn't play today, but credit to Keith Hill and them, it'll be a tough game.

"We've got to be on it like we were today, take nothing for granted and hopefully kick on."

See much more from Stephen Dawson, Mark Robins and Paddy Madden on The Iron PlayerHD.

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