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6 November 2015

Iron manager Mark Robins feels there’s not been a huge change in his side’s style of play over the last month, but does admit there’s been a shift in emphasis.

United’s form in October took them to ninth in the League One table and Robins says that the belief is there to beat anyone in the division.

“Not a massive amount has changed, there’s just been an emphasis change at some point and it gave them a little bit of a lift,” he told The Iron PlayerHD.

“I think the game against Fleetwood was important, because that seemed to be a turning point, but I thought we’d turned the corner a little before that.

“We’ve got that belief now, knowing that we can win games against opposition in the division, so we’ve got to maintain that and take it forward.”

Robins’ men face Southend in the Emirates FA Cup first round this weekend and he states a home draw gives the Iron a good chance of progressing.

“Obviously the emphasis changes from league points to cup ties. We’re glad we’re at home,” he said.

“I think this is a valuable competition to be involved in, it’s prestigious and obviously there’s more revenue to be earned.”

The clash with the Shrimpers is being dedicated to the Save Our Steel campaign after job losses were recently announced at the town’s steelworks, and it’s something which Robins is delighted to be involved with.

“The only thing we can do is be guided by those people who have been involved. We’re absolutely delighted to help in anyway that we can do,” he stated

“It’s a tough time and certainly our thoughts are with them, and this will go some way to showing a bit of solidarity in the community.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Paddy Madden and Scott Laird on The Iron PlayerHD.

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