Iron defender Andrew Boyce says the team will be looking to bounce back following the defeat to Barnsley at Glanford Park on Tuesday.Josh Scowen put the visitors in front early on in the second half and that proved to be the winning goal, as Barnsley’s Jean-Yves Mvoto was dismissed for a second yellow card.
The Iron twice went close through Paddy Madden, but ten man Barnsley held on for the three points.
Boyce told The Iron Player: “I think we paid for our missed chances. I think we were on top. We had more chances in the first half.
“At half-time, the gaffer said, make sure you stay tight and stay on your game because you will end up giving them a scrappy goal, and that is exactly what we did and we paid for it.
He continued: “Given against ten men for the last 35 minutes or so, I still fancied us to get back in the game and obviously we just couldn’t do it tonight.
“I felt we had the better chances and I felt we dominated the game. Especially against ten men, but we just couldn’t break them down.
“It isn’t that we are not getting chances, so that is a good sign; we just aren’t hitting the back of the net. Last two games, we know we have got players who can score, players who are proven goal scorers. Obviously it is a concern but we are still getting chances.”
Boyce has come back into the Iron starting eleven in recent games, something the centre-back is pleased about.
He said: “All I want to do is play. It is obviously two disappointing results against Preston and against Barnsley, but I am happy to be back in the team and hopefully it will stay that way.”
The Iron have Yeovil up next, a game Boyce identifies as a fixture the Iron can bounce back from. He recognises how close League One is, but he believes the team will be looking to seal the three points.
He said: “We want to win. It isn’t going to be easy. Don’t let the table fool you. They are all tough games especially at this level, but it is a game we are going into where we will be looking to bounce back and get three points.
“Just stick with us. As you saw tonight, we dominated the game although we couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. So stick with us as I am sure the fans will."