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WE TOOK THE GAME TO THEM

29 January 2015

Mark Robins felt that his team were unlucky not to come away from Tuesday’s home match with MK Dons with all three points, instead seeing his Iron side have to settle for a 1-1 draw.

The Dons had the chance to climb to the top of the table with a win, but it was Scunthorpe who were unfortunate not to claim the victory despite a tricky first half.

The Iron were much improved in the second half and Robins believed his side were disappointed not to push on and kill the game off.

He told The Iron Player: “It was good to get in at half time so we could talk about the things that weren't great and the things that were good and things we could do to improve and we certainly did that.

“They're slightly disappointed in there because it's two points we've thrown away, I think that's how we feel.

“The positive side to it is that we've taken the game to a side at the top of the league, now the next stage is we've got to beat these teams.

“The belief is growing in the camp and on another day we could have scored two or three goals. If we'd got the second goal, clearly we would've gone on and won the game and could've won by more.”

The Dons have been solid at both ends of the pitch this season, but the Iron frustrated the visitors and prevented them from getting into their usual rhythm.

Robins felt that while conditions didn’t help, he was happy with his side’s work both with and without the ball.

He said: “There were times we passed the ball well. It was little bit bobbly out there and it was made all the difficult by the way they pressed us.

“We made it difficult with the way we pressed them, so it cancelled each other out. It was never going to be a magnificent passing spectacle, but I'm glad about that because they're decent at it.

“When we get a chance to do it we're decent at it. I'm pleased because we've taken a goal and created a lot of chances against a side that doesn't necessarily concede a lot of chances in games.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Niall Canavan and Tom Hopper on The Iron Player.


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