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REMAIN FOCUSED AND UNITED

30 March 2015

Iron boss Mark Robins hailed the character and belief that his side showed to fight back to earn a draw at Notts County.

Scunthorpe scored late on through Niall Canavan to earn a 2-2 draw at Meadow Lane on Saturday, and Robins was full of praise for his side.

The United manager also felt that his side could have even have won the game right at the end, but felt that it was still a good point for his team.

Robins told The Iron Player: “We dealt with what they threw at us really well and knew that they might tire in the second half. We could have won it, but I think a draw was fair.

“Shots from outside the box and open play were at a premium for both teams.

“It's a battle and we've got to try and fight, and we've done that today, which is the pleasing part.”

The Iron boss felt that the position of the two clubs added to the tension of the game and was impressed by the reaction of both sets of players.

Both Notts County and Scunthorpe are just above League One’s bottom four, but Robins was encouraged by what he saw from his side at Meadow Lane.

He said: “When you are in the position that both clubs are in, it's a tough game as there is a lot of stress and anxiety around. It was palpable in the stands and you could easily get swallowed up.

“I thought both sides equipped themselves well and we've done as well as we possibly can do, but we've still got to make sure that we stop conceding the chances that we do. If we can do that we will be fine.”

Robins also hoped that his side could take this into the remaining eight league matches of the campaign, starting with the visit of Peterborough on Good Friday.

The Iron boss insisted he believed in his squad and it was just down to the players to believe in themselves and cut out some mistakes.

Robins said: “The belief is within the players. We have the belief in the players because we've brought them in in the first place.

“I’ve brought some in and they’re good players and some of them were here already and they're decent players too.

“We've got to remain focused and united, and if we can do that and cut the sloppy goals out, we will be fine.”


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