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13 July 2015

Goalkeeper Joe Anyon expressed his delight following United’s 3-0 victory over Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday.

Second half goals from Andrew Boyce, Luke Williams and a Paddy Madden penalty sealed victory as the team recorded a win in the opening pre-season fixture of the summer.

Manager Mark Robins gave game time to 22 different players during the afternoon workout and Joe was pleased with both the result and the performance.

He told The Iron Player HD: “First and foremost, the manager said he wanted a clean sheet and we got that and it was also nice to get the three goals.

“These type of pre-season games can be tricky but we got through it and the lads put in a good account of themselves.

“All the hard work we do in training is geared up for games on a Saturday so it was nice to see the rewards of that.

“Getting a clean sheet is what ‘keepers strive for and it gives you confidence so personally, it was nice to get 45 minutes and the clean sheet.”

A number of new faces have arrived at Glanford Park since the end of last season as the Iron look to push on in the forthcoming campaign.

The Trinity match was the first time that most of those fresh faces had played in a game situation together and the shotstopper has been impressed with how everyone has settled in so far.

“You can go through the motions in training but match situations are where you build your partnerships and you learn how everyone plays their game,” he added.

“Everyone is fitting in well, it’s a good changing room. There are a lot of speakers and a lot of good footballers in there.

“The new lads who have come in have done well and we’ve all gelled together so it’s coming along nicely.”

The squad now head to Marbella for a series of warm weather fitness sessions as United look to step up their pre-season training regime.

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