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26 February 2015

Iron boss Mark Robins was disappointed that his side could not get anything out of Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Barnsley, but was looking for a reaction against Yeovil on Saturday.

Josh Scowen’s second half goal was enough for the visitors, although they had to play the last half an hour with ten men after Jean-Yves Mvoto’s red card.

Whilst the Iron boss was frustrated that his team could not capitalise, he called for his side to return to winning ways and not dwell on Tuesday’s defeat.

Robins told The Iron Player: “We could have gone ninth had we won the game so it's a double disappointment because then you're on the coat tails of the top six, with another game coming on Saturday against Yeovil.

“You can't overreact to a defeat and you can't get too carried away when you win so we've got to make sure our feet are on the ground and we get back to doing things better.”

Another disappointment for the Iron boss was losing Marcus Williams to injury just before half-time on Tuesday and also seeing Neal Bishop picking up a yellow card, which triggers a suspension.
Robins confirmed that he did not know the extent of Williams’ injury and was therefore unsure how long it would keep the defender out for.

He said: “I think he just got a jarred back. He felt unable to continue and so he had to come off and we had to make the change, but that’s all I know at the minute.”

The Iron boss did not feel that the schedule was catching up on the side, insisting that it is part of the game and that the side would relish the chance to bounce back.

The Yeovil game on Saturday will close a busy February for the Iron, Robins felt his team had enjoyed the run of games and would continue to push on.

He said: “I think the schedule we've got, is the schedule we've got and we've got to be able to cope with those demands and that's why English football is so good.

“There are a lot of factors in English football and with the games programme that we have, it makes it an interesting competition and we've got to cope with that.

“I think we've been doing very well, obviously we've had a defeat against Preston away and that's no disgrace, but then we've lost tonight where we should have got something out of the game.

“You've got to credit them because they've stuck to the task and ground a result out from somewhere. We've got to take it on the chin and bounce back quickly.”

The Iron are back in action on Saturday when they welcome Yeovil to Glanford Park and will be hoping to return to winning ways.

The United boss called on his side to be more clinical and adventurous in that game and was confident that his players could deliver.

Robins said: “The idea is to show a bit more quality on Saturday and be a bit more decisive because there was too many times tonight where we opted to take the easy option and go backwards.

“I think if we look to be brave and pass the ball forwards and look to get on the ball and take possession of the ball, we're good at it.”

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