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12 November 2015

Iron assistant manager Ned Kelly feels United showed a great deal of grit and determination in the victory over Southend United last Saturday.

It's a win that saw United progress to the second round of the FA Cup, where they'll face Leyton Orient. It is a tie which Kelly insists he'll be hoping for more of the same in.

"It wasn't the best game, which has been mentioned. It wasn't the most thrilling encounter, but we showed an awful lot of grit and determination to win it," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"To beat Southend, who'd beaten us at their place a month before, was a nice bit of slight revenge. But the most important thing is to get through and getting Orient in the next round is brilliant, and that’s exactly what we'll do again - we'll be looking to get through.

"They are a team not in our league and a team we played towards the end of last season, so we're pleased with it. The only downside is for the supporters because it is so far away."

In more immediate matters, the Iron travel to Swindon Town this Saturday, and Kelly feels the recent strong away form will stand them in good stead at the County Ground.

He does though feel that United will face a much different Swindon side to the one which has been struggling of late - due to a managerial change at the club.

"Ir is another long trip for everybody, but we'll be looking to go down there and do well. We've been good away from home of late," he said.

"They've got a new manager in Lingy (Martin Ling). So they'll be a different team to what we've seen previously, with the new manager taking over."

See much more from Ned Kelly, Luke Williams and Tommy Rowe on The Iron PlayerHD.

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